supervision: TU Graz, Department of Contemporary Art: Prof. Hans Kupelwieser, Nicole Pruckermayr, Brigitte Kovacs
The work deals with the efforts that lie in daily life processes and that sink into oblivion often. It focuses on the relation between input and output and deals with the absurdity of effort.
In fact it is a big battery, out of saltwater, copper and zinc, which supplies 9 electric motors. These motors drive a cable way. At the end of the cable way, mechanics produce a sound: a peep, the live signal of every machine. The energy source can be turned on by switches. After one week the water evaporated and only salt crystals remain. In combination with water, the copper creates a blue layer. The energy source has dried up.