Copper litanies, 2018
copper, water, heating element, pump, electronics
The technical object, in its most contemporary form, relies on the discretization and standardization of matter in order to perform ever more intense and uniform operations. How is it that in order for such objects to come into existence, matter must be tamed, its processes obscured, and its rawness broken down into discrete pieces? While we encounter these objects in their industrialized, sharp, black-boxed formats, the materials upon which they are built may contain at their core intricate histories and agendas beyond their superficial appearance. What are the states upon which serialized matter becomes discursively multiple again?
The installation seeks to gradually reveal the inner litanies of an object central to contemporary technology: copper. It was created as part of an ongoing research that probes for a contingent event of singularity: a moment when techno-automated intelligence and its material realities might come into friction and burst in unison.