Obsolete - Machine no. 1 is developed to resemble a demonstrative device as would be commonly seen in science or natural history museums. In this case, the work mechanically displays the engineering principles of a brassiere. When initiated the machine demonstrates the principles of both clasp disengagement and brassiere removal. Following a short pause the machine then re-secures the bra ready for the next demonstration.

Purposefully didactic and comedic in its expression, the work is inspired by accounts of repressive post-war institutionalized sex education, but is conceived as a museum artefact from the future, demonstrating an obsolete behaviour brought about by developments in genetic engineering and plastic surgery.

In collaboration with Noam Toran
Exhibited at the Musée d’Art Moderne, Luxembourg
Photography by Andres Lejona