This afternoon I managed to get completely lost….yeah, I am just terrible when it comes to mazes and staircases, but eventually I made it!
I visited ‘The Machine’, an art installation by Lilia Artis and Moeuhane Sandalwood on LEA.
It is interactive, and I am not going to give away the clues – except that I had to use the notecard with hints you can get at the landingpoint.In the information notecard, provided at landing as well, a full explanation on this artwork is given, from which I will shamelessy copy/paste, as it would make no sense to write it in my own words! And I feel a tad lazy, but it’s Friday!
“We have solved all our problems. Thanks to our ingenuity.
We have cured all illnesses. Thanks to our technical savvy.
We have cheated death. Thanks to our code.
We invented the machine.
The only thing left to do:
Keep the machine running that keeps us running.”
‘The creatures have created a perfectly functioning world. They live in the ever present. As a sound community. With joined minds and spirits. Interconnected. Completely. They run the machine – and are run by the machine. They are the machine. The peak of innovation. The end of evolution. Their creation.
They are a society without memory. Their history a mere shadow. Because there is no need to remember. Why remember what is of no value. They are perfect.’