The Magic Lamp

Cologne / Germany, 2008

Material: office table, office chair, modified reading lamp, mini projector, laptop, user guide, internet connection, porn videos
Dimensions: 180 x 90 x 120 cm, 14 kg

In the center of the room there is a desk. On the table stand a laptop and a desk lamp. The laptop seems unfolded backwards: half ajar, with rear side directed to the workplace. In this situation, the laptop is useless as a computer, but it will do as a handy book stand. So it is: a users manual for the laptop lies on the display with its cover open for reading. Instead of a light bulb, a small video projector is inserted in the lamp bowl. The projector is connected to the laptop. The laptop – to the Internet. The table lamp projects color porn videos from the Internet upon the black-and-white pages of the book.


Metalwork: Heinz Nink
Photos: Sebastian Fritzsch
Camera, Movie: Andrey Ustinov
Production: Academy of Media Arts, Cologne / Germany

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