socket scultpures

2022 I 03

video HD, stereo sound, 7:15 min, 2022

electricity from the socket is one of the resources we rely on without thinking. a thought experiment on how we can still use the numerous sockets. art for the socket. is the warm candlelight powered by electricity or does it generate heat and light independently of the holder?

powered by green electricity, a birch fig grows out of the wall socket. as the loose end of a giant octopus-like sculpture, it refers to its origins in electric power stations, the cathedrals of modernity. the user also finds a lemon squeezer – following the drops slowly sliding along the lamellar structure, the juice flows back into the electric circuit. a symbol for dealing with energy and its possible failure.