My little piece of Privacy

by filipe pais

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Niklas Roy created this clever cute curtain for his window’s workshop in Berlin that is able to move according to passers-by movement and position in the street. The piece gives birth to a funny situation giving a comic character to an everyday life object.

In the words of the artist “the whole setup works really well. But in the end, it doesn’t protect my privacy at all. It seems that the existence of my little curtain is leading itself ad absurdum, simply by doing its job very well. My moving curtain attracts the looks of people which usually would never care about my window. It is even the star of the street, now! My curtain is just engaged. And because of that, it fails.”

Niklas Roy