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[new] Which shape does it have? (Avg. Score: none / Raters: 0) (#1)
by Aileen on Fri Oct 3rd, 2003 at 12:32:24 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
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An indirect comment - as it is getting cold in Austria, last night I was reminded of an installation by Priska Riedl from Linz, which was called "Comfort". It consisted of hot water bottles (the ordinary ugly red rubber ones) hanging in a straight line along three walls of the exhibition space, but each hot water bottle had a different shape molded into it: a bar of chocolate, a book, a bottle of whiskey, a telephone ...
Thinking about it last night, it occurred to me that now I would say something was missing, but I don't know which shape it would have. A computer? That wouldn't fit into a hot water bottle, and anyway the machine by itself wouldn't convey anything. The shape of the cable connecting my computer to the Internet? Maybe, although that is still quite vague. Letters, an e-mail address, a URL - all too abstract.
A hot water bottle is missing, but which shape would it have?

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