An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. A burn for a burn, a life for a life, that’s how it all started. And guess what? An eye for an eye, making the whole world blind is how it is going to end. Brainwashed or not, violence is key. Eve brought Cain to the world with zero knowledge; yet he killed. A weapon in your right, a maxim in your left, and nothing can stop you.
My project’s name is CAIN, It comprises an interactive book, an interactive poster, an installation, a shooting range and a short movie.
The book is based on the Russian roulette game in five rounds: greed, religion, race, theft, hate. Each round has a letter highlighted, forming the word “death”.
As for the Interactive poster, when someone spins it, it will stop on one of the rounds, and beneath the Russian roulette a phrase is written: “don’t leave it to luck” to emphasize on the fact that you can choose your own destiny. It is not a matter of luck.
The installation for this project is a mirror reflecting the phrase: “it all starts with the man in the mirror”, making whoever stands in front of it, face the truth that it all starts with him/her.
The shooting range shows different silhouettes. The jury tried shooting in the bull’s eye where “CAIN” is, but surprisingly their pictures were from the other side of the silhouette, meaning that when you try to eliminate “the enemy”, you may hurt yourself.
Finally, the short movie showed a man watching the Lebanese news on TV. Each story relates to one of the rounds and how we are dealing with such crimes every day.
MARIA MAKSOUD BA GRAPHIC DESIGN - USEK