Neur-O-Matic is a series of twelve identical situations displaying the average generic workplace of the cognitive precariat, whose labour is deeply rooted in the absurdly static environment of communication capitalism. Unconscious gestures, dictated by information technology are triggering ideological operations in space-time medium, in which time is increasingly limited and space progressively diffused. The authors (in close collaboration with electrical engineers Simon Bergoč and Boris Košak and sculptors Neža Jurman and Staš Vrenko) have chafed this fantasia of the abundance of knowledge and information to its essence – to the absurd, whose desire due to its inability to achieve gratification is bent upon destruction. The installation mechanism is set on partly self-destructing the installation, manifesting the fragmented and disruptive results of the overproduction. All twelve situations are linked into a central network, that triggers the hammers punching on these clones. The central operating system of the installation works as an online environment connecting all twelve units together. Visitors are likened to the roles of operators, who are unable to control their actions, for every keystroke denotes destruction. The only means of resistance and transformation of the inert overproduction and operation is a radical withdrawal from the system and absolute inaction.
Concept and realization: Lenka Đorojević & Matej Stupica
Multiplication and moulding: Neža Jurman
Multiplication and motorization: Boris Košak
Multiplication: Blaž Božič
Wiring: Simon Bergoč & Tina Dolinšek
Electro-advice: Brane Ždralo
Telephony: Luka Frelih
Telephony and audio book editing: Staš Vrenko
Audio book mix: Jure Gruden
Video: Guillermo Algora
Lights: Martin Lovšin Schintr
Wording and editing: Ida Hiršenfelder
Wording and translations: Bojan Stefanović
Proofreading: Miha Kelemina
Public Relations: Polona Torkar
Harms audio book voices: Nejc Bahor, Blaž Božič, Primož Čučnik, Jasmin B. Ferlih, Karlo Hmeljak, Željko Hrs, Dejan Koban, Marko Mlačnik, Tjaša Koprivec, Mira Lampe Vujičić, Ivan Lotrič, Dušan Merklin Mick, Ana Pepelnik, Tone Škrjanec, Polona Torkar in Andreja Štepec
We are specially gratefull for help and support of these people: Katerina Mirović (Strip Core), Martin Lovšin Schintr (Glej Theatre), Public company Snaga, Jure Sajovic, Mira K. Veljić and Stane Dežman (NAMA), Dario Sereval, Vito Pšeničny and Miha Bučar (City Municiaplity Ljubljana), Alenka Miklavžin (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food), Blaž Peršin and Martin Horvat (City Museum of Ljubljana), Mojca Jan Zoran and Dušan Nelec (Slovenian Theatre Institute), Marko Peljhan, …
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