Circe's New Equipment Installation

 

 

Circe's New Equipment is a kinetic sculpture, an assemblage of paraphernalia from unwanted elements from around from the local area of Berlin. Presented as if it is an altar, although not to worship, but to contemplate the wreckage - the sacrificial destruction of utility, the drives, forms and structures, the exuberance and vertigo that embrace both the human and non-human orders.

In our scramble to be useful, we delimit the set of our potential actions casting a utilitarian role to our calculating machines. Giving insight into the distinctive characteristics of the tool beyond usage, this installation features an excessive, possibly, futile set of objects. The human expressive use of the black box never completely justifies its procedures, a meaning of which we can never be sure has escaped us.
The project will fuse and challenge such approaches with the aesthetics and anti-aesthetics of excess. Of when paraphernalia becomes a talisman that, among other things, controls and triggers transmissions coming from elsewhere...

This installation will be presented in front of the entrance to the exhibition hall.

 

 

Festival edition: 
2014

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