Doing It Myself

The works composing this series capture a glimpse at the unstable, imperfect, and arbitrary condition of human life. This is accomplished through constantly repeating human movements, and through removing certain “uniquely human” gestures from their original context. Each machine tries (unsuccessfully) to imitate a culturally predetermined gesture, using simple, non-anthropomorphic mechanisms: pouring liquid into a glass, smoking, or sheding “tears” are events that just happen, purposelessly, without the presence of a body.


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Impolite Machines


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Crying and Consolation Machines


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Smoking Machine


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Cheerleaders