Coolhunting asked WK to explain the title. Here’s his response:
CH: The title could be interpreted as how to gain fame, which people who blow themselves up in fact do accomplish. Was this double entendre made on purpose from the outset?
WK: That’s a bit off the concept, a consequential accomplishment on their part… Funny, the double entendre is also consequential. There is a great deal left open for interpretation but this was really about getting into the heads of various individuals who may not usually or stereotypically attach [themselves] to such acts but who are equally desirous of controlling destiny. Isn’t death our ultimate destiny, therefore calculating the time and place gives [us] that power of control over fate?
WK sent us further explanation, saying:
‘How to Blow Yourself Up’.
We exist in a time at the culmination of doomful prophecies from various seers and civilizations. Whether or not these predictions will materialize is not relevant to the to the suggestion in the title, this concept is more of an empowering alternative to such a situation.
We are all wired with our own internal detonators, with switches, which activate on achieving a boiling point. The artificial devices provided in the pieces, encourage the individuals, who reach that point, to reflect on their state of affairs which have brought them to the point of pressing buttons.
The primary colours used [e.g. authoritative police blue and dynamite red] are relevant warning signals of alarm, like the beacon from a light house before you run aground on the rocks -to jolt reflections or a second thought of consideration before proceeding. Not only a personal reflection, but on civilization as a whole.
Are you ready for the end or to end it all?