Applicate Against Time explores the observing and management of time within contexts of precarious work. The project brings together living room furniture, media displays and open-source time-management software. The ‘NIKA.app’ was created in collaboration with software engineer and media artist Radamés Ajna, during a residency at FACTLab, for use in the communal Nika.haus housing collective in Frankfurt, of which Voss is a member. A video montage combines promotional trailers for existing time management software with footage documenting the app’s development and historical contexts. The project explores how time management tools (used predominantly in a commercial context) may be built and used for more socially responsible ends, such as the smooth running of a housing cooperative.
The furniture design is inspired by experiments in utopian modular living, in particular Ken Isaac’s Super Chair (1974), and Stafford Beer’s and Gui Bonsiepe’s Cybersyn Operations Room (1971).
Courtesy of the artist. A new commission for FACT supported by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen). This is the premiere of the work.
Multimedia installation. Dimensions variable
The New Observatory
June 2017 – October 2017 at FACT, Liverpool
Jeronimo Voss studied visual art at Städelschule Academy of Fine Arts in Frankfurt am Main. Voss lives and works in Frankfurt am Main. His media installations are models of history and parallel worlds that blend the…
Radamés Ajna is an Oakland-based artist educator and technologist from Brazil. He has been using technology as platform of experimentation, using public spaces, human interaction and machines interaction. https://www.radames.in/