Stefani Glauber imagined in a sort of steampunk-attitude a “super adapter” that would be able to satisfy all plug-needs throughout the world and through time. Her work can, thus, be seen as artistic research into media archaeology. Her artistic approach is nourished by the image of a handicraftsman or inventor, who constructs alternative objects. The successive disappearance of the plugs – ubiquitous yet unnoticed – compelled her to give them centre stage for the last time. Giving adapters such a prominent frame, when they are already on the verge of being forgotten and have never really got any attention at all, feels like some sweet joke on the passing of time and what we take for important.
Images: courtesy of the artist Stefani Glauber, source: http://www.stefaniglauber.com/adapters.html (accessed 25.01.2021).