'Force' is a video installation that Peter Bogers has been presenting since 1996 in a continuously changing form. The origin is a fragile power-play between a clenched fist and a cupped hand. The hand and the fist are slowly rotating together and one after the other either the hand or the fist trembles in a mechanical way. Just when the quivering changes from the hand to the fist or vice versa, a strong flashlight is triggered off and lights up the screen. The slight ticking sound of the flashlight is heavily amplified. An unknown symbol was created via simple image manipulation, juxtaposing the classic symbol of power (the fist) and the symbol of fragility and vulnerability (the opened hand).
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