As one of a three-parted piece, this sculpture refers to designer couple Ray and Charles Eame’s legendary collaboration with the computer company IBM. The Eames were charged with making the brand accessible, in a time where few were familiar with these new technologies. As part of the campaign, they designed the IBM pavilion for the 1964 New York World’s Fair, producing a series of films and creating a complex environment for visitors to test drive this new co-habitation with computers. In essence, they presented technology as a new way of living, rather than a simple product. We can see here one chair from the Eames Office, given it a contemporary reworking using plexiglass, a material that seeks clarity. The chair becomes a living sculpture, employing still as well as moving image and assembled material. The question, Evans and Pattison are asking, is similar to the ones asked then: how do we, you and I, want to live in the future? For better or worse, it is a question worth asking of the things that surround us in our daily lives.
Custom acrylic chair produced with BOSN, UV prints on heat formed copolyester, Raspberry Pi, lcd monitor, video,
portable speaker, audio, two way link monitor, fiber pillow, cables
Ca. 105 x 90 x 80 cm
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