I’ve been pondering our collective love affair (and reliance on) machines and technology of all types lately. Perhaps this is because I am feeling my practice is increasingly made up of two distinct approaches to the act of making: one is decidedly low-tech (just me, simple materials, and maybe a few simple hand tools), and one is not (digital photography & video, gel transfer work, large format printing … all reliant on computers, internet, etc). Each has their own role/utility in what I want to do, to be sure, but each way of doing also satisfies different needs personally.
And then I came across this …
Quite a wonder, to my mind. And satisfying on so many levels: auditory, tactile, visual … not to mention the incredible skill & craftsmanship that has gone into realizing this magical thing.
Quite the opposite in some respects to the work I posted last in Oddment #5 … but the thread is there: how humans relate to machines and technology, and how we use them.
I hope you enjoy this too!