“Katherine Behar: E-Waste” is a body of works that includes sculptures and videos. Combining machine-made, handmade, and organic forms, including a “fossilized” 3D printer, the installation offers a meditation on consumer technology’s environmental impact, digital labor’s perverse acceleration, and big data’s corporeality. The work is inspired by a science-fiction scenario in which commonplace USB devices continue working, long after the humans they were designed to serve have gone extinct. The gadgets are transformed into mutant fossils, encased in stone with lights blinking, speakers chirping, and fans spinning eternally.
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CURATORS Elham Khattab & Rania Atef