Obsolete in Reverse
Solo show at Springseason Gallery
3d scans of vessels from the Mochica Culture (100 to 700 AD) taken by the Ministry of Culture of Peru were used as a starting point for the fabrication of these PLA sculptures - Archeological vestige (I-II-IV). Each of them sits on a shelf-like wooden box, that suggest the idea of an open crate.
Once used as offerings and grave goods, the glitched objects look into the relationship between cultural heritage and commodified goods. How does disrupting their original composition alters their ontological narrative? How does changing this narrative affects the past and future history of these objects?
On the floor lies a black stone slab, drone like, liquid sounds come out of it. Hinting towards a data transfer, a movement that takes place through the Ocean, the sound work "Augering' accompanies the PLA sculptures, completing the installation.
The work explores the possibility of the construction of a new history that these re-assembled, mutated objects carry within. With a focus on the process that allows their reconfiguration.
What will future artefacts look like? How can new technologies help us to disrupt and create new historical narratives? What will they tell about the world we live in?