Echt features a succession of tactile encounters between people and objects, accompanied by a deadpan voiceover.

Seeing a man comb his face, shoes with carpet insoles and a sea of rubber hotwaterbottles, it is altogether unclear where the boundary between dead matter and live human actors might be positioned. This is what makes this work particularly entrancing. Watching the material objects that surround us come alive while human society disintegrates into a farcical charade leaves one with the feeling of dread and excitement, making it difficult to look away.

In short, a glimpse of Bedwyr Williams’ dystopian future is enough to make your skin crawl. Though positioned in the future, is it possible we are living it out already, like a bad nightmare following cheese before bed?

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