The multigenre centre of contemporary art - Cooltour - became an asylum for the cast-off electrical appliances for some time. The project called „Silicon heaven“ took place here during the autumn of 2012.

The purpose of the project is to acquaint the public with the art of waste by the means of workshop and following exhibition. To show how we can transform different materials into a work of art and preserve the ecological spirit of the project. Thus we can link up two completely different (at the first sight) spheres

Silicon heaven

„Will I get to heaven?“ gave the old Tesla a purr of its electric receptors while it was carried to the dustbin. Its empty space in the living room was to be taken by the plasma Korean Samsung.

 

The human did not answer. It got dark, the family sat to the evening news. A baby elephant was born in Ostrava and Jágr shot a goal.

 

I heard my first Madness in a bus while travelling to school. The Side B stopped and I left the bus nine years later. The batteries are not fashionable today. All of it got lost in the roaring piping by a simple touch.

 

She was from Hlinsko and she wanted to make a breakthrough. Her measures were 63 cm x 154 cm x 59 cm. She tried to be a vegetarian but she could not resist to have at least a small bite of salami. Her name was Eta but usually she was called „Don’t stare into it like into the TV“ or „There’s nothing in here again!“

 

„I could not identify with others in the kitchen for a long time. I had searched for reasons for my existence and got lost again. And then I understood – I toast, therefore I am.“ (from the diary of a toaster)

 

„I used to touch your gazelle legs and caress your elegant curves. Those times were amazing and now you don’t want me? Will you just change me? Just like that?…. I don’t want to blame you, dear. You found a better model with better performance. Oh, How deep had I fallen when I wished your fine hair to grow in. Now I can say just – goodbye.“

 

The multigenre centre of contemporary art – Cooltour – became an asylum for the cast-off electrical appliances for some time. The project called „Silicon heaven“ took place here during the autumn of 2012.

 

The name of the project is inspired by the cult BBC sitcom Red Dwarf, episode „The Last Day“ in particular. The android of series 4000 called Kryton is convinced that all the cast-off machines, robots and calculators end up in the Silicon heaven one day. Thus we decided to prepare this Silicon heaven for deceased appliances in Ostrava.

 

The purpose of the project is to acquaint the public with the art of waste by the means of workshop and following exhibition. To show how we can transform different materials into a work of art and preserve the ecological spirit of the project. Thus we can link up two completely different (at the first sight) spheres

Last update: 14.9.2016