Michel de Broin: Overpower, 2013
cast bronze, light bulb, electricity, transformer, circuit,
sensor plinth: 48 x 9.8 x 9.8 in / 122 x 25 x 25 cm
plexiglas cover: 7 x 9.8 x 9.8 in / 18x25x25 cm
Edition 1 of 3
“Overpower”, de Broin’s latest work to date, playfully examines electrical energy as metaphor for the technological unconscious. A small bronze cast figurine, a knight bearing a sword, pulses with 10,000 volts and ignites a broken household light bulb. Sparks fly as the characters fight off obsolescence, in an age-old battle between faith and reason.
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