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Small Artist Pushing Technology

Small Artist Pushing Technology
computer controlled installation
with commentary by Caroline Langill
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There have been several versions of this piece. The first had a more Sisyphean theme due to the ox-cart-track mechanism, the repetitive tasking and the mountain of equipment in the background needed to maintain the frail image.

The latest version is much closer to my original drawing from 1983. This version has more to do with our current state, in which we struggle to find the me to couple with machines, performing compulsive repetitive tasks to maintain our youth/health. The normal state for our bodies is slumped inert in front of screens while new information exercises itself within us.

Given the extensive showing of this piece it is quite possible that the small version of myself has walked more than I have in real life, while I go about other business, rest and age.