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Yesterday I went to visit an exhibition showing works by: CHARLES GAINES, CARLA GUAGLIARDI and FRANKA HÖRNSCHEMEYER.

When entering the gallery you are first met by a loud clacking noise. I walked towards the sound, and found Franka Hörnschemeyer Oszilloskop, to be the originator

Oscilloscopes are used to observe the change of an electrical signal over time

I stood watching for a while, spellbound, unable to find any pattern in the movement. A mobile structure, turning in an seemingly indecipherable way, at times clacking together with the most violent noise.

IMG_2108 IMG_2107 IMG_2105 IMG_2103

My passion for poetic nature is a personal character trait, most machines are foreign to me. Necessary evil. So it is a mystery, a complete surprise, to see myself falling in love with this inanimate, rattling & clacking structure.

Lifeless life. Human machine. A world of relative inaccessibility. IMG_2108

Franka Hörnschemeyer
Oszilloskop
Aluminium, steel, computer, motor

230 x 300 x 300 cm

FRANKA HÖRNSCHEMEYER Born in 1958 in Osnabrück Lives and works in Berlin Education Hochschule für Bildende Künste/Academy of fine Arts, Hamburg, 1981–1987


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