Part of BODIES OF PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE
installation and video documents at Watermans
SPOKEN (Shu Lea Cheang, 2015)
old speakers, screws, worms, compost, sprouts, sound.
Dumped speakers gather used screws, the magnetic fatal attraction of by-gone technology.
Stripped naked the speakers echo deep regret, droning and drowning. Metals composted give
way to the worm colony where sprouts awakened. Technologies dont die easy, strive for after
life beyond use by day, claim its own salvation as ever expanding cellular organism.
Two video from Nigeria and Hong Kong - shown in the striped down
old laptops with screens somehow still functioing.
Hong Kong Vannex