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The David Karave ‘Home Automation' Comments on Homeland Security

By: Allison Love - Published: May 12, 2010 • References: crashingart and darkroastedblend
The David Karave ‘Home Automation’ exhibit is definitely thought-provoking. The idea is to use freedom of speech to comment on the level of homeland security in America. The David Karave Home Automation exhibit features crash test dummies that are modeled after ones used in war exercises by the US Defense Department.

The David Karave Home Automation exhibit actually shows a family of crash test dummies watching TV when an alert goes off, indicating danger. The alarming aspect of the exhibit happens when the dummies shake and eventually burst into flames. The dummies are reacting to a color-coded level of risk, parodying the Homeland Security advisory system implemented in the US in 2002.