Fictional Island

Project by 
Fictional Collective at Jerusalem Design Week

Aya Bentur
Bili Regev
Joan Vellvé Rafecas
Raphaël Coutin

8-15 June 2017

Hansen house, Jerusalem IL

the team

We are Fictional Collective, we are not an institution yet we define collective ground. Engaging through a non-physical interface, we create, exchange and share information through discursive performative objects, exhibitions, and interventions. The Island we live in is an always changing landscape of architecture, rituals, and definitions. We believe in the opportunities heterotopia can bring, in the multiplicity of different visions as a starting point for critical discourses.

Temporally contextualized during Jerusalem Design Week, twenty-seven voices from diverse geographical locations come together to create a heterogeneous installation, Fictional Island - a space where information creates opportunities through an automatized yet uncertain process.

Fictional Island processes the results of three months of communication between Fictional Collective members. The communication took place over Whatsapp and was directed by questions and statements on the elements that compose an island. Developed in three phases, the installation characterizes Fictional Collective’s working process: a constant flow of unfiltered information and perspectives in different medias; a mechanism sorting multiple voices into multiple “islands”; and finally, the temporal course of the island and its story. During Jerusalem Design Week, Fictional Collective exists through Fictional Island as a series of moments. When Fictional Island ceases to exist, the information and perspectives will disperse, until they are reshaped again in a different location and context.