An interactive installation consisting of twelve light switches. The eponymous number 4096 is the number of possible combinations of 212, one of which will turn the lamp on. The work is a metaphorical visualisation of the road to success. In order to reach the intended goals, obtain a high position in social hierarchy, make one’s dreams come true, win glory and meet all expectations – of oneself and of other people – many obstacles must be overcome. The process of reaching the private Eldorado, the land of happiness and fulfilment, is long and arduous. The path is ridden with an infinite number of alternatives and difficult decisions. Luck often plays an important role. Sometimes, in order to move forward one must take a step back. Fortunately, the “game of success” can always be started anew.
photo: Małgorzata Kujda