Project in collaboration with Raphaëlle Mueller, for the XGBML Project
The installation reproduces the same conditions of aluminium wastelands in a laboratory-sized installation. We aim to enable the observer a real-time deconstruction (or reversed production process) of a popular icon of technoculture: a MacBook Pro laptop from 2008 mainly built using aluminum. The alkaline basin dissolves the laptop, changing it at a molecular level into a previous chemical state while producing a combustible gas. The whole deconstruction process is recorded by a camera that documents the technological ‘murder’ until it reaches a mineral state. It stores and uploads the images in a time-lapse format through an static IP adress. Once the dissolution is done, an additional chemical is going to be added to neutralise the liquid milieu while potentially forming new minerals: berlinite and variscite, a sort of assemblage of aluminium, sodium and phosphates. In collaboration with Raphaëlle Mueller for the XGBML project.