The Staudinger Franke Explosives series explores the history of modern technology and how older devices are obsolete in today's world.
Taking old-fashioned gadgets such as discontinued Polaroid cameras, giant desktop computers and bulky film recorders, the artist makes them exciting again by causing them to explode. While the frozen explosion is interesting to look at, with all the little components flying in all directions, it also makes viewers think about the bizarre situation of modern consumerism. These objects used to be the hottest gadgets on the market, and now they are fit to be in a museum.
Technology changes so fast, the Staudinger Franke Explosives series impresses upon viewers that the must-have devices of today will be demolished by the future.
Dated Gadgets are Destroyed in Staudinger Franke Explosives
Gil Cohen — January 30, 2013 — Art & Design
References: staudingerfranke.bigcartel & devidsketchbook