The installation „Der Ast“ consists of a servo controlled sawblade which is mounted to a branch. The saw is moved every second and slowly cuts through the annual rings of the tree. The automated process of destruction through the saw stops, when the branch falls and tears the cables apart. Normally a destructive force is projected from one system onto another, here we have the reference point on the object that is destroyed. The installation bites the hand that feeds it. It is an automated destructive and self-destructive system at the same time.
Project: A + X = B
Mentoring: E Roon Kang
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