Anastasia Vikhornova

META-DEVICES

Be Prepared for The End of The World!

The aim of the project is to trace how technology can be processed by humans and blend with local folklore and beliefs. I am looking at the particular location of Tooting Market, which is situated on the periphery of London. It represents an eclectic and exotic blend of myths and customs specific to London.

I’ve created a series of non-pragmatic devices that warn of probable and improbable dangers associated with the metaphysical idea of the End of the World – common to all religions and belief systems.

The objects are designed to be sold individually, however the effect is amplified when all four devices assemble into one piece to create a mini-observation station that informs you about the active forces of Earth and the Universe.

Meta-devices playfully adopt the aesthetics of mass-produced cheap electronic goods.

The objects can be used to warn of particular dangers associated with the idea of the end of the World. The objects warn about: Geomagnetic reversal, active volcanoes, the probability of the unknown, near­Earth objects

The objects can be used to warn of particular dangers associated with the idea of the end of the World. The objects warn about: Geomagnetic reversal, active volcanoes, the probability of the unknown, near­Earth objects

© Anastasia Vikhornova 2014

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Credits 

3D modelling: Frank Kolkman

Electronics: Frank Kolkman, Mike Vanis

Special Thanks to:  Tim Sargent, Naama Schendar

 

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