GREEN=BOOM was a DWFE installation or experience prototype, which took place at Shopwork (London) during April 2011.
DWFE designed and constructed an environment using a small network of tunnels, through which participants crawled in order to reach a timed explosive device. Upon reaching their target, these amateur disarmers were faced with a straightforward choice: Whether to cut the red wire, or the green wire. As the digital display counted down the seconds to detonation, each person found themselves at the centre of a familiarly clichéd scenario, and a camera was positioned to capture their ‘hero moment’.
GREEN=BOOM was part of a wider project entitled Recreational Bombs, which explored the contemporary consumption, glorification and fetishisation of modern warfare, weaponry, violence and crime.