Pakui Hardware – Creatures of Habit

Materials: iron, water-proof heavy duty fabric, UV prints on silicone, chia
seeds, liquid containers, repair lamp, silicone rubber

Immersed in leisure while automated bodies scurry around carrying out our
daily routines and work, we devote ourselves to spiritual and cultural
augmentation, cultivation of our creativity and fitness. Everyone is familiar
with such kind of phantasy of automation. It is, of course, accessible to only
part of the future post-working class.

While as today, metallic bodies of the automated companions are stretched
over with uniforms. Shielding their surfaces from hazardous environments,
these clothing, made of disposable cellophane, soft textiles or expensive
hard duty, heat-resistant fabrics, bring them even closer to their human coworkers,
blending the organic and automated into a synthetic whole. The
covered ‚bodies‘ merge machine-human features and gestures, creating an
assembly of yet unknown or transitory species.

The exhibition is produced in collaboration with Kiasma Theatre’s URB 17
Festival.

Architects of the exhibition: Ona Lozuraitytė and Petras Išora.

 

 

 

Photo credits: Pakui Hardware

SIC
5.8.–3.9.2017
Tyynenmerenkatu 6 C
3rd floor
Helsinki