Julien Previeux
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Have a rest sycamore, beech, leather, MDF. 3,5m x 3m x 2m, 2007.

This sculpture is a copy of the first supercomputer designed by Seymour Cray in 1977 for the NSA, America's national agency for the collection and analysis of transmitted information. At the time its phenomenal information processing capacity, together with its brightly coloured, user-friendly design, made it a symbol of the scientific utopia and the key tool of the will to control. The artist's version of this technological monster comes in homemade form, discoloured and emptied of its content. This ghost-machine looks simultaneously like a ruin, a totem and a simple piece of furniture on which visitors can have a rest.