Pablo A. Padilla Jargstorf




• Techné.
Audiovisual installation. Hanmi Gallery. London, 2013.

Technology is an ambiguous phenomenon that emerges out of an act of observation, exploration, navigation and surveying. What underpins these activities is the curiosity that askes us to find out ‘What is this?’ and ‘What is there?’. At the beginning of science lies the curiosity, and technology is a discovery and an invention shaped by our curious observations.

This work presents an uncanny nature of technology and observation. A periscopic window attached to the body of the blobby entity provokes viewers to a gesture of curiosity – to look into. What you see inside the periscope is a representation of what you have already seen outside. At the same time, the world inside the periscope shapes what the outside world looks like. The act of observation is an invention of threshold where something familiar turns into the unknown and vice vasa. Technology thrives on our curious desire of observation to look into the whole, which no one can ever see, only leaving us a glimpse of weird, distorted shapes.



© Pablo A. Padilla Jargstorf




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• Background Radiation - Part II

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