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‘Failsafe’ looks at aspects of our current relationship to technology. I am particularly focusing on technology failure ; when interaction and design of a system produces catastrophic failure.
In this installation, the audience is presented with the immediate aftermath of a technological disaster - a physical scene that is eerily silent until the scene is investigated. The installation is based on a real disaster that occured in Hungary in 1969. Five scientists were frozen 'on the spot' by exploding tanks of CO2 or ‘dry ice’. It appears that the technology backlashed on the makers by freezing the operators as well as the bodies they were preserving for the future. A modern version of the Frankenstein story.

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