Monday, September 10, 2007
Weird Audio Installation - Apparaat 3
Here's some weird shit. It's an annoying but oddly satisfying art installation by Jan Trützschler von Falkenstein. It gets better/stranger as you watch it. The description is one part metaphysical science fiction and 2 parts arts grant application... still weird is good :)
by Jan Trützschler von Falkenstein 2003
"Apparatus :A toy that simulates thought and is so complex that the person playing with it cannot comprehend it; its game consists of combinations of symbols contained in its program; while fully automated apparatuses have no need of human intervention, many apparatuses require humans as players and functionaries.
Functionary: The functionary dominates the apparatus through controlling its exterior (input and output), and is in turn dominated by the opacity of its interior. In other words, functionaries are people who dominate a game for which they are not competent."
(Vilém Flusser)" - thanks to falkenst