Ode to the Appliance

Sculpture 2008, pre fabricated metal case with hand made electronic circuitry, 16x20x28cm.

This electronically nonsensical and mysterious piece is over-engineered and old fashioned looking, harking back to 1970's science labs and James Bond villains. It is a lament for craftsmanship and quality in an age of ever more miniature and throwaway mass-produced and consumer led electronics.

It's ever changing rhythmic loops buzz and click away as if it is malfunctioning, which is in fact true. The machine has been designed to abuse its own components.

The fact that it is designed as a fully functioning purposeless appliance seems indicative of waste and gadget fetishism.