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forever wild (kill site record) — Douglas Irving Repetto at Marginal Utility

[Michael L. brings us a cadenced review of an intricate installation whose soaring strings may conceal a message for future generations. — the artblog editors] The heart of Douglas Irving Repetto’s installation at Marginal Utility, which is composed of seven elements of thick white cotton string that crawl through a series of hooks and mechanized spools, is the kill site, which represents the locus of an animal’s decomposition in a forest. At the kill site, like the return of animal matter to the earth (and beyond), random codes of color are imprinted upon the strings as they pass through the ... More » »

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The Mechanical Nest of an Unknown Creature – Douglas Irving Repetto’s Forever Wild (Nest Machine) at Marginal Utility

Marginal Utility gallery has been taken over by a strange machine. Forever Wild (Nest Machine), by Douglas Irving Repetto, is a slow-moving contraption of conveyor belts which could resemble a Rube Goldberg Machine, a catch-all name for any device that elaborately performs a simple action. Forever Wild’s purpose is to create art, in a naturalistic and random fashion, where the process is as much a part of the piece’s meaning as its final product. “Forever Wild (Nest Machine) is the first in a series of speculative machines that generate artifacts no longer produced by natural processes,” Repetto writes in his statement ... More » »