Laurene Bois-Mariage: Like It Or Not, Blue Anthropometries
Like It Or Not, Blue Anthropometries is a participative installation consisting of blue ink pads along with the request for visitors to put their thumbprints on dedicated wall, or not.
The installation alludes to Facebook and the tyranny of liking. Like It Or Not is not an affirmation but an interrogation, questioning our ability to choose. It evokes thumbprint signature both as a biometric technology and as a necessity within illiterate context: in our all-icon age where the image tend to stand for the word.
Like It Or Not, Blue Anthropometries is also a wink at Yves Klein´s Monochrome and Anthropometry works.
The connection with Ratamo here lies in the very lines of our fingerprints: considering Like It Or Not, Blue Anthropometries installation essentially as a printmaking process, and our thumb as a basic matrix.
Like It Or Not, Blue Anthropometries results in a random pattern created by the thumbprints left by visitors (or not!).