"True a Lie"
As part of a critical studies seminar at Goldsmiths College on
6 March 2001, Zwierzyñska performed a lie detector
test as its subject. Facing the viewers, a spotlight in her face,
a chair and connected to a lie detector she answered questions
put to her by the public. The questions were not restricted while
answers were limited to a yes or a no.
Her reactions and face expression were shown on a large real-time
video projection behind her. Next to it, also enlarged were the
movements of the voltmeter's hand swinging sideways according
her response. The Interrogator - a strict clerk sitting next to
Agata at a table with a small spotlight, introduced the performance.
Both their voices where amplified through speakers. The performance
lasted for 15 minutes and was documented on video.