“Mactoys” by Christoph Hildebrand

  • ©, Christoph Hildebrand, Mactoys



Artist(s) and People Involved:



    Animated plastic toy TVs, computer prints

Artist Statement:

    This installation shows six plastic toy-TVs (with motor drives) that mechanically move a band of images across the screen of the TV-box. The design of these custom-built bands is based on the graphical user interface of the Apple-Macintosh. It displays a command line on top of the band, a series of icons on the bottom and pixelated images in the main screen.

    The images are constructed out of rough 3D pixels, created with a simple paint program. The command line presents words that contain a double meaning that relates to machine language as well as to human values. The icons depict typical cliches of the modern technological world and symbols of inherited traditional values.


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