US artist Evan Yee has created an exhibition and installation at the offices of the Fueled Collective in New York that explores technology, future and past, and humanity’s relationship to it through a series of humorous objects, including an iPhossil, which posits a distant future where an iPhone is an archeological find.
The Fueled Collective is a co-working space for start-ups that opened in New York’s trendy So-Ho in 2013, started by Rameet Chawla and Ryan Matzner of mobile development company Fueled.
Now home to almost 30 of New York’s most exciting technology companies, the Fueled Collective has an interior design that is grungy and retro, with grit and texture, featuring worn leather, unfinished wood and objets d’art that look like they are straight from an 18th Century wunderkammer.
Evan Yee, a young artist from Oakland, California, has created an added layer to this already visually rich office, creating “App-Store”, an conceptual mobile and technology installation that encourages the viewer to question our relationship with technology.
Exhibited in a dedicated room that’s designed to mimic an Apple store (as well as throughout the Fueled workplace) a series of objects provoke questions regarding technology and its relationship to humanity, past, future and present.
An hourglass in the shape of an iPhone, an iPhossil (found in an imaginary future), a giant “pinwheel of death” – these are just some of the objects on display in this inventive reimagining of technology.
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