screen capture of the os x screensaver “nature”, media player, stripped lcd screens, railway sleepers
year: 2010

a small forest made from recycled computer screens and railway sleepers. the screens show the screensaver "nature", first introduced in the operating system "10.5 leopard" released by apple inc. on october 26th 2007. the used computer screens are stripped of their plastic casing and reduced to minimalist metallic media frames, aligned with the wooden base supporting them made for old railway sleepers, literally the fundament of the first industrialization. although highly toxic from several decades of oil and diesel drippings, the rough wood still talk to the same fetish for nature, clean and pure, that the screensaver speaks of, even if it is very clear that computers today are not built to last, as they are getting harder and harder to support and recycle over time. a trend very much flagshipped by apple inc. with the release of the aluminium unibody macbook pro in 2008 and the subsequent increased use of glueing components permanently in place, rather than using screws for mounting which allows for repair and upgrades.

installation photo from overgaden, institute for contemporary art, photo by anders sune berg