A War Machine I - Fluid Mechanics 2017
documenta14 - Benaki Museum, Pireos Street Annexe, Athens
Polystyrene sheets, acrylic, test tubes, flexible tubes, metal, urine, pigment, graphite, shellac and prints on wooden frame. Dimensions variables - approx. 6x5 m.
The installation includes two elements, a floor plan drawn on white Polystyrene sheets and a table with a carburettor.
The floor plan marks a territory that can be transited. The architectural settings are from the Palacio de La Moneda in Santiago de Chile, the main headquarters of the Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and a sketch of the German military tank, Leopard 2 model. It also includes the police sketch of the murder/suicide of president Salvador Allende and of the killing of the student leader Rudi Dutschke.
According to the fluid mechanics, a carburettor is a device that blends organic substance for combustion to produce energy.
This carburettor blends urine samples and connect them to a sketch of a hybrid organism, a mix of llama and human. The symbolic urine dispensers are CEOs of politics, economics and the military hegemonic power. The hybrid organism processes the liquids and expels them as the Amazon River that flows backwards. The hybrid is the loop in the machine that saturates the system and floods the carburettor.