razor wire, horn loudspeaker, steel, video, digital print on paper (140x40cm)
installation (iPad, Samsung Tab 3, plate steel, micro USB cables, power adapters, power sockets)
An Apple iPad mini and a Samsung Tab 3 tablet computer were wrapped in steel by traditional metal workers in the old city of Cairo. Only the charging sockets of the devices remain accessible. They will be charging for a long time.
The devices are detached from their usual promises of connectivity, immateriality, and progress, and turned into objects for physical experience (people are invited to touch the devices). Their functionality is reduced to its bare minimum – charging – whilst their durability is extended almost indefinitely. The smoothness and perfection of their mass manufactured surface is replaced by the irregularity of the manually constructed steel enclosures.
Collection of the WRO Art Center, Poland