Paul Kirps autoreverse 2004-2005

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The five sequences that compose autoreverse show decomposing and recomposing machines made from electric appliances. RS 570, X1, 97 C, FHW 64 D, and AM A202 unfold and reassemble, accompanied by what Kirps calls “electro-techno-mechanic” sounds, to reveal their surreal and redundant functions. “For autoreverse, I initially searched for elements to recycle,” the designer has explained. “I collected an enormous stockpile of objects, which I then photographed from every angle.” Among the accumulations are pieces of household and office equipment, much of it now obsolete.

Gallery label from Applied Design, March 2, 2013–January 31, 2014.
Video (color, sound)
Duration: 10 min., 54 sec.
Mudam Luxembourg, with the support of the Ministère de la Culture, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, Luxembourg
Gift of the designer
Object number
© 2004/2005 Paul Kirps and Mudam Luxembourg
Architecture and Design

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