What is it that technology means to us? We can say that it is a means to an end, a tool to facilitate...And yet this does not begin to describe our relationship with it.
Technology‚s charm resides in its ability to link us to the rest of the world. What is remarkable and is often overlooked is our relationship to the residual hardware. So often our cell phones and laptops are merely a portal to allows us to access others. What happens when we are done, when we upgrade? Many of us have our old hardware around - old phones, laptops, monitors...At one time our old cell phones were omnipresent in our lives -We needed them close to remain connected. But now we have newer, faster, more complicated devices that render our old cell phones obsolete. What do we do with these objects that were previously treasured but now not needed?
This interactive experimental installation invites the public to come in and lay their technology to rest. An attendant listens and documents what the object meant to you, and then finds an appropriate reliquary to place your object in.
Link to project proposal here.