Live at Revel is the second video in the series Form and Control, which focuses on the culture of late capitalism and the dominance of architectural forms representing the contemporary society driven by progress and economic profits. The state-of-the-art building complex of the Revel company was opened in Atlantic City in 2012 as the tallest construction in the city and the second largest casino in the USA. The construction cost 2.4 billion dollars. Although the gambling law in New Jersey is among the most liberal in the USA, the project became a failure just two years after the grand opening. Live at Revel shows the outside of the building as a glazed, shiny fortress of capitalism. Only very subtle elements hint at its collapse.
photo: Wojciech Chrubasik