Artists / PAOLO ALMARIO (QC-CA/CO)

DYFORME

Installation
Photo: Paolo Almario

 

In dyforme, Paolo Almario stages the overthrow of man by machine. Photo mosaic portraits, with 4,800 pictorial elements, representing historical figures from computer science and cybernetics, are dismantled one by one, one element at a time, by the “order machine," an automated mechanical device designed by the artist. The lives and careers of Ada Lovelace, Adele Goldberg, Charles Babbage, Elon Musk, Grace Hopper, John Von Neumann, Norbert Wiener and Ray Kurzweil symbolically end up on the floor after having been rationalized, encoded, dematerialized, fragmented and fractured. Almario creates a dramatic device that offers a glimpse of a radical rupture in human history.

 

Paul Kawczak

Credits


Commission by ACREQ | ELEKTRA

Program