Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE credits
You could say that my master project started when I read Vilém Flussers essay The Lever
Strikes Back. In this essay Flusser writes about machines as simulated organs of the
human body as well as describing simple tools as machines. This essay had a disturbing
effect on me; If I look at the objects surrounding me as machines and artificial organs I
have to ask myself; what does these machines want? And if it is I who inform these
machines, what do I want and who informs me? Disturbing and inspiring questions that
have led me to construct my own machines and perhaps, in a philosophical way, made me
a part of a bigger machine.
My two main research questions must be these: How does the machine look like from my
craft influenced perspective and what makes this machine work?
The first question is investigated and answered in several ways in my three dimensional
artistic work. The second question is more complex but I hope that it is at least partly
answered in my essay. In order to attack this problematic question I´ve written a fictional
essay based on real references, thus making the essay a part of the Machine.
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