The Crystal World Exhibition is a constructivist installation assembled from computer waste and selected minerals semi-automated as a cybernetic parody to escalate and draw attention to entropy (the movement from order into chaos) within the crystalline pathologies of both base mineral and constructed computer.
Over five days, the Crystal World Open Laboratory performed experiments aiming to reconfigure the various mineral components used in computers in novel arrays by deforming their processors and memory combined with ancestral rock ores in powders and in solutions, treated with acid solutions, high heat, high voltage, electrolytic process, photochemistry, and finally saturated in crystallizing baths.
The opening will feature performances by Douglas Park, Ryan Jordan, Martin Howse and others.
The Crystal World is part of Permaculture and is supported by SPACE, Bloomberg and Arts Council.
Images: The Crystal World Salon installed (top), Testing high voltage Litchenberg figures with amplified feedback (centre left), Silver Nitrate solution after extracting silver from ex computer parts (centre right), Martine Howse, Ryan Jordan, Lorah Pierre, Jonathan Kemp and Jenna Bliss outside The White Building, Hackney Wick, London (bottom).