Four Corners Get Obtuse

A program about machines and interfaces, with four installations by Gordon Monahan (CDN), Laura Kikauka (CDN), Brad Hwang (ROK), and Bastiaan Maris (NL/D).

Four Corners Get Obtuse

Four Corners Get Obtuse (postcard)

Apr 1993
Apr 1993
location: V2_, Muntelstraat 23, Den Bosch

A program about the machine and the interface (Incredible Strange Machines). The relationship between man and machine has always been paradoxical: on the one hand the machine has to liberate us and give us the possibility of self realization and self disposal, on the other we have to sacrifice so much and cater to the machine to such an extent that we feel threatened by it. Therefore the machine has to be virtually invisible and completely adapted to our physical possibilities. The interfacing of man and machine has never before been more prone to design.



Een programma over de machine en de interface (incredible strange machines). De relatie mens-machine is altijd paradoxaal geweest: enerzijds moet de machine ons bevrijden en mogelijkheden tot zelfrealisatie en zelfbeschikking geven en anderzijds moeten we zoveel inleveren en ons richten naar de machine dat we ons erdoor bedreigd voelen. De machine moet daarom zo onzichtbaar mogelijk zijn en volledig aangepast zijn op fysieke mogelijkheden. Het interfacen (verbinden) van mens en machine is als nooit tevoren een onderwerp voor design.

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