Absurdist International



Machines for Absurd Living

2016
  1. Existential Life Calculator
  2. Guilt Deconstruction
  3. Self-eye


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  1. According to the second law of themodynamics, things fall apart. Structures disintegrate. By creating things, by thinking up new combinations, we counteract this flow of entropy. We make new structures, new wholeness, so the universe comes out even.

Mark



Guilt Deconstruction
Millenial
Confessionary _




Machines for Absurd Living / 2016
The Absurdist at STOREFRONTLAB, San Francisco


MACHINE #2 / GUILT DECONSTRUCTION, the audience is confronted with a confession exercise: Using personal smart devices, the participant types out feelings of guilt, repressed desires, ill thoughts or wrong actions, and releases them—even through encrypted technology—with a cathartic physical gesture onto a wall projection. Collectively and through this exercise, we speculate a relief, a realization of the futility of ill conscience. We anticipate that this ‘action’ will establish a modern approach to absolution and provide the user with a way of resolving ill feelings into a healthier, conscious state.



"Healthy remorse" is then deconstructed to the essence of language: letters, fall in a random shower, piling collective layers of guilt and contradiction.
Mark