(CCA) | Prosperity II
Prosperity is a stand-alone installation that manages grains of rice. It is located half- way between the food processing machine and the “pick-and-place” machine. Unlike these machines, Prosperity moves slowly, taking care to properly analyze the shape and orientation of each grain. A tweezer moves from one surface to the other, gripping on its way the grains which have been placed randomly, and then depositing them in an orderly manner on a second surface. This process leaves the grains aligned while preserving their initial orientation.
The work highlights exchanges between the machine and the matter. The device, being limited by its perceptions, must continuously repeat the sequences of analysis and movement. The grain of rice, symbol of fertility and prosperity, is carefully digitized and memorized to be moved again.