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If it ain’t broke
26 September to 20 October 2012

IF IT AIN’T BROKE, don’t fix it, carry on as usual or throw it away…

This show was inspired by an image I saw of a technician fixing a faulty CT scanner.
I liked the idea that technology used to prolong life also needs routine maintenance

The installation is loosely based on a private surgery /Frankenstein-ian laboratory in which the doctor/scientist is somewhat absent, but has the façade of being present through his lo-fi avatar.  The subject-patient is present, albeit in parts, awaiting configuration.

My practice involves taking things apart - particularly machines, as a means of finding out how they work. It also involves, fabricating, maintaining, machining, assembling and altering components that are often found, recycled, organic, synthetic machine made and/or hand made. I apply engineering processes to things not normally “engineered” in order to create semi-functional (i.e. “due for service”), aberrations.

Danny Frommer
Melbourne, 2012