1996, FRA

Bram Rinkel

The conceptual sculptures of Bram Rinkel, complemented by his books, form a compact whole that concerns the digitization of our lives. And so the sculptures carved from beautiful cherry wood were created by laborious processing, performed by a specially modified factory robot. Also their subjects oscillate between physical, private and mechanical/digital. A colony of wooden wi-fi routers occupies a miniature couch and an elegantly gray laptop, made of stone, is protected by a sticker on its webcam. And the robot’s arm keeps milling, because it has to read on the code of another statue, which occupies the whole thick book. -rv-