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Das Vergerat

Das Vergerät is a work by Boris Petrovsky. It is part of the DEAF2014 exhibition.

Das Vergerat

Phtoo © Pauline Manet


100 household appliances lie on the ground linked to each other. They convey messages that visitors have passed on to the work.


Das Vergerät addresses the relationship between man and machine, technology as social construction and its visual, metaphorical and verbal language. Visitors can initiate communication via software; the message is translated by the interconnected blenders, electric toothbrushes, microwaves etcetera and repeated in machine idiom.

 

The strong physical presence of the appliances and their processes  triggered by the software lead to the hidden or non-addressed aspects of technology in daily life, which are usually covered up by the fancy, colorful product design of their interface.

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