Fourth Wall

Zhou Ke’s installation work titled Fourth Wall questions surveillance and privacy in the 21st century. 

The work consists of a small peep hole through which the viewer views him/herself peeping through the peep hole.

The image is slightly delayed which creates a sense of wonder and displaced reality.

The viewer is actively participating in surveillance and the subject is the viewer him or her self. Simulation as described by Boudrillard come to mind.

The work is titled Fourth Wall after the invented fourth wall in theatre.


The work could be installed directly in the wall without the need for a wall- mounted light-box and dimensions are variable.