Hypermemetic Taxonomy is about tracing back oversized systems such as plant production in the Netherlands trough the material path: what objects are used, what kind of waste is produced and are particular inconsistencies noticeable in the research?
By bringing movement into found materials - usually seen as garbage - speculative forms of life emerge. Old hacked toys and self-programmed motors are being named and classified, functions are taken over and put into a new context, juxtaposing the taken object and the changed variant.
The work highlights those things that do not go quite right in the respective system, by playing out its contradictions right under our noses.
This work is part of the KITT Youngblood XPO.
Alex Werth evaluates and questions prevailing models of production, particularly those that have negative impacts on our environment.