Artist Creates Replicas of Complex Machines Using Wood

Pictured above is a replica of an airport security checkpoint. It's at a museum, not an airport. Roxy Paine is currently exhibiting it at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York City. His exhibit, which is entitled, "The Denuded Lens," consists of three replicas of complex machines made with wood. Paine finds machines fascinating because they represent, to him, both control and a lack of it. In an interview with It's Nice That, he explains:

Machines act as industrial agents, but also as a physical manifestation of a mechanism of control. My machines utilise and contradict rules and norms of the factory and mass production. All of them seek to locate the moment in time and the place where control becomes non-control and where control becomes randomness. They also seek to find the place where sameness and uniqueness blur and become indistinct. Establishing a systematic language composed of certain fixed absolutes and certain variable entities.

Click on Continue reading to view another incredible work by Paine entitled The Machine of Indeterminacy. His craftsmanship is amazing.

-via NotCot


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