22nd Art Division Jury Selections

Useless Weapons Series

Media installation

Alexandra EHRLICH-SPEISER [Japan]


In an era where anything can be digitized and reproduced. In an attempts to undo violence, the work focuses on the data for weapons that can be produced using a 3D printer. Parts of the data files of guns and grenades that are traded on the Dark Web are replaced with pacifistic lyrics, etc. to cause a glitch. The printed objects keep the general form but be- come dysfunctional.