This project extends an analysis of secret societies and conspiracy groups, whose
ways of acting converge, maintaining in a physical way the enigmatic potential of both. While secret societies act in secrecy, conspiracists are reproducing in public the patterns they are trying to break out of. WWG1WGA explores in their most extreme point how they function as alternative ways of thinking to public authority. It is not an installation, it’s a survey stage, an introspection, an initiation rite, a process in itself.
We are a team of designer-investigators working on solving a mystery: the discovery by chance of a secret society's hideout. Its members, wealthy decision-makers from the State of Geneva, hide their activities under the aegis of the Phyto Qosmetic Clinic, a private center for phitomorphic surgery. According to one of our contacts, the journalist Sami Zaïbi, many conspiracists would have settled in the area. He infiltrated them and highlighted the gap between their public image and their secret desire to overthrow the government in power, among others deeper thoughts. The addition of his arguments and the slogan “Where we go one we go all'' found in the greenhouse, allows us to speculate: PQC is a front for an organization whose real purpose is the recruitment of new members and the life span
extension of a very restricted elite.
This creative process took root in an abandoned greenhouse, into which Tommy entered clandestinely. He reappropriated the space and diverted objects found on the spot to imagine a fictional environment. This illegal activity, induced by the place and the conditions it offers, lasted only a very short time after which he had to stop it quickly. The project explores the narrative potential of objects while real events nourish the story. Tommy can no longer access this space and become an investigator, an archaeologist, obsessed with reconstructing the experience he had there, blurring the line between what is real and what is not.