Slowing Down Equipment

objects and actions
1992 - 1993

The trigger for this work was my perception of the unbearable speed in our everday life, our hurrying from one experience to the next date without time for anticipation or resonance any more. I had the impression of using too many heart beats in too short time.

But how to achieve more slowness, how to find one's own time? Slowing down equipment. The slowed down movements help towards more thoughtfulness and curiosity. They are carried out for their own sake, not for the purpose of covering distances.

The apparent paradox of this experience: By reducing the number of actions one can find much more richness of experience. The exhibited objects could be tried out physically by visitors.