This is a short summary in English. A more detailed but still
very incomplete documentation is only in German
(yet). I apologize.
"Vive la dictature" is what the artist Ifuz Net calls a grand 'X', a
form of interaction, exhibition, play, and game all in one, depending
on from which view you want to describe it.
It has has basic plot which serves as the story background. (see below)
It has a director and author (Ifuz Net).
It has samples, elements, metaphors with which the director inspires
participating artists ('questions'), who return 'results' ('answers').
Samples can be artworks, forms, colors, installations, and even abstractions, also (new) techniques.
Results are anything: Videos, Pictures, Clothes, Designs, even a new profession and a university seminar.
They are presented in the exhibition, they flow back and change the plot, and they might even serve as new samples again.
The basic plot is as follows:
With clever strategies, business tricks, and fusions, a big fashion trust has conquered a monopoly like position.
Whenever a designer has a new idea, it will quickly adapt it, and by
its power, be able to produce it for worldwide buyers, and - with lower
costs than potential new competition.
With few prospective perspectives and while this company has nearly all
forms from all periods to offer, there aren't many adventurous
h+m, as it is called (in an accidental resemblance to the real existing
company H&M), is also determining the cognition and being of its
custumors, and it wants to be everybody its custumors.
Everybody should be thinking about the offered forms and colours all
day long. Do I want blue or yellow? The plain or the chequered
one? Mini skirt or jeans? Browse Myspace or Youtube?
Employed with decisions of choice, with offered roles, people will have
little motivation or the idea at all, to question the configuration of
their world by the big company.
h+m puts it another way: they will not have any evil thoughts anymore.
Still there is a group of young people, who mistrust the idea of their
thoughts being dictated by a company and who fear the loss of
creativity in long term when it is run by a monopoly.
They want try different forms of resistance to destabilize the powerful system. But what?