Ready-made, assemblage, mixed media (mainly wood, iron, organic materials ) + videoart
n. 6 free-standing installations; each about cm 200 height × 100 width x 150 deep
Date Completed: 2017
ComPUSter is a set of six "Creature" (not merely a sculpture, being made with parts of animals under resin) based on informal/conceptual art, mixed with videoart. Each installation works as a fully-equipped audiovisual module. The focus on performance, the integration of organic materials (such as oxen brains under resin) and the use of video expand the concept of ready-made to new and unexplored horizons.
ComPUSter is about the decomposition of both organic and mechanical matter, showing at the same time the obsolescence of materials and the obsolescence of minds, ideas and cultures. Old computers and proto-industrial machines joins the brand new computers in the same destiny: the inevitability of decline and oblivion. Within the common concept, each ComPUSter is a unique representation of a different idea.
n.1 DeCom PUSter
Concept: computers are corrupting our intellectual faculties like a brain meat grinder. The blade dominating the composition is a metaphor of the link between the observer and the eye looking from the installation monitor. The eye in the video is the eye of social media: we ourselves created our Big Brother.