An art installation in a room with a projection over a near-white painting

antikythera, etc.

interactive installation

2011-15

Technologies have been lost throughout history for many different reasons. Conquered nations, massive accidents, religious or political succour, or just transience have lost many obscure, useful, banal or odd objects from the world.

This project looks at technology through the intersection of power, belief, propaganda and technology. It consists of five artworks, one per year from 2016 to 2020.

The works were made during the Irish 'decade of centenaries', where histories were being celebrated, so each was made to commemorate a particular moment of global history that is linked to technology.

The project title comes from the Antikythera machine, a clockwork device that was found in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean that dates from around 200BC and is thought to be an early computer for predicting weather.

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