If you have a pot of boiling water and put a frog in it the frog will jump out.
Instead, do this:
Place a pot of temperate water in front of you.
Put a frog in the water.
Slowly heat the water.
The frog will not feel the rising of the temperature and will stay in the pot.
The water will reach its boiling point.
You now have a boiled frog.
A thermographic view on human tension.
When a human feel happy, fall in love, get excited or angry the body temperature rises.
Expressions such as “I’m boiling with anger,” or “a heated debate” did not come from no where, because if the human feels threatened or gets in to a debate, the body will react on this by activating the muscles and pump blood faster around the veins.
The contemporary Western world is going through an ideological change. Normally the eye cannot see this change, but through thermographic photography, the rising of human tension is visible.
Part of the exhibition Fabulous Failures in The Hague, curated by Erik Kessels