HRL banner – Spray paint on nylon fabric, 110 × 110 cm
Amendment to the Constitution which creates a ‘Human Rights Lottery’ (2009) replacing all existing Human Rights Legal Instruments.
This 28th Amendment proclaims that the holder of a winning HRL ticket shall be entitled to the rights and freedoms described in the winning human rights article(s) for seven days starting at 11:00 pm the night of the draw.
‘Human Rights Lottery’ (HRL) deals with the re-engineering of the relationship between the individual and the state. Starting point is the realization that the opportunity of enjoying personal freedom and genuine choices is a privilege accorded to a small part of the world lucky enough to be born in the right place, race, gender, religion, time, nationality, language or social group. HRL pushes the limits of the correlation between luck and human rights.
Tom Bogaert applied the New York State Lottery, Human Rights Watch’s logo and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as raw materials, contorting and recombining their content and use.
The form: text, performance, custom made stickers, spray painted banners and flags, publicity pencils and lottery forms.