I’m not sure if I just flat-out like the thought of massive corporations drowning on their own power, or I like water flooding small spaces. Either way, this project by Superflex provides us with both: the vision of an empire being metaphorically drowned and a lifelike commercial space being literally filled with water.
“Flooded McDonald’s is a film work by Superflex in which a convincing life-size replica of the interior of a McDonald’s burger bar, without any customers or staff present, gradually floods with water. Furniture is lifted up by the water, trays of food and drinks start to float around, electrics short circuit and eventually the space becomes completely submerged.”
Seems like a postmodern Titanic scenario.