The Unimaginable Other

sculpture 2015

On the 18th floor of the former Shell headquarters in Rotterdam an audience gathered for the groupshow Super in Position. Bokma installed his sculpture The Unimaginable Other on street level; a red polyester smiley.
Bokma was inspired by the psycholigical distance and the sence of power he experienced being on the 18th floor. People on the street become pawns and cars look like toys. Bokma relates this proces of dehumanisation to the use of emoticons in textmessages on the internet.