Heavy View #2, 2021
Broken and malfunctioning appliances, pebbles, cement, digital video.
Commissioned for Transmediale Festival 2021.
Part of Rendering Refusal for Transmediale 2021, with Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Bassam Al-Sabah, Bassem Saad, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Eli Cortiñas, Jennifer Mehigan, Larry Achiampong, Madison Bycroft, Natasha Tontey, Patricia Dominguez, Sofia Caesar, Sung Tieu, and Yang Ah Ha, at Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin.
"In her work Heavy View, Laura Yuile collects outdated and malfunctioning TVs and other electrical items, grouping them in constellations of overlapping pop-up windows similar to a computer desktop while pebble dashing their screens. This cheap architectural render is imbued with all the associations of suburbia, which the artist employs as both a ‘white-noise’ and an urban camouflage. Yuile’s intention is to make these salvaged objects disappear and to create an opportunity for them to exist as something else. Heavy View is a project that developed out of the artist´s consideration of technological and architectural obsolescence; the failed utopia of modernist social housing, and the rapid waste generated by
unfashionable or unrepairable devices."
Heavy View, 2020
Installation – photo
(c) Luca Girardini, CC NC-SA 4.0