A home-made system for self-recovery and self care. Hand-crafted devices, training machines, meditation pods. Text screens and spoken human voice instruct, guided by looping code. D.I.Y meets high-tech upmarket commodities. #upcycled, #artisinal, #bespoke, #futuretech. Personal training machines randomly generate instructions for mind-body health routines, designed to improve daily performance. Consumer ideals of the body are hacked. The code endlessly generates new possibilities. Human voice embodies different arrangements of text. Intuitively-crafted inventions evoke bodily activities. The body’s material entanglement with consumer technologies becomes recomposed through a schizophrenic and queer poetry of objects, computer code and spoken words.
Lou Fourie, 2018, pod1, bathtub, foam, timber, plastic