LIFE IS NOT AVAILABLE - OIL ON CANVAS AND WOODEN FRAME
MADE BY CNC LASER MACHINE - 70 x 140 x 3 cm - 2020
The work features eye paintings in a set of wood frames engraved and cut using CNC laser machines. The numbers on the surface of the frame consist in a message encoded by binary numbers, the content of the message is written in the Zulu language, consists of a questioning about the contemporary world, in this work the binary message has the following reflection:
“UKUPHILA AYITHOLAKALI”. (LIFE IS NOT AVAILABLE).
01010101 01001011 01010101 01010000 01001000 01001001 01001100 01000001 00100000 01000001 01011001 01001001 01010100 01001000 01001111 01001100 01000001 01001011 01000001 01001100 01001001
In the contemporary world we are observed by algorithms, our world is shaped by binary sequences and we are part of a world where ideologies and thoughts directly influence our lives.
Nowadays the struggle for social rights is a reality as well as hate speech, but in both cases varied ideologies cancel the individual and make life no longer available.
The work has a duality, the machine builds the frame idealized by the artist and serves as a framework for paintings made by hand. This duality between the industrial and artisanal practice makes the human being a product, we are monitored and encouraged to think the same as everyone.