Bundled Main Board Flex Cable Ribbon Connection Membrane for Sony XPERIA Miro ST23/ST23i Lineament

Artist: Sam Lewitt
Date: 2015
Medium: Engraving
Materials: Asphalt, Steel, Plastic, Copper
Dimensions: 137,2 x 71,1 x 30,5 cm
Collection: Lafayette anticipations - Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin

How information is transmitted in industrial societies is a subject of interest to Sam Lewitt. Based on his observations, he made a series of sculptures and installations including Bundled Main Board Flex Cable Ribbon Connection for Sony XPERIA Miro ST23/ST23i Lineament. Consisting of copper sheets on plastic supports, this artefact traces the route that our singular words and desires follow. To make it, Sam Lewitt turned to industrial materials used to manufacture electronic circuits. However, these devices, made in series and supposedly infallible, can never transmit information perfectly. Thus the image of a pen is conjured, reminiscent of an obsolete way of transmitting writing, thoughts and memory. The work shines a light on the failure of language, despite its technologization, by the mechanization of communication. 


Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (France)
du 11 Oct 2019 au 16 Feb 2020