Prosperity, 2017
Automated ironing machine, control circuitry, steam
157 x 100 x 120 cm.

In the solitude of the exhibition space, on display in semi-darkness, an industrial pressing machine rhythmically opens and closes its ‘arm’ while releasing large steam jets. The machine’s brand name serves as the title of the work. The noise of the mechanisms, the heat, and the smell of the steam that continuously mark its breath, all contribute to capture the onlooker’s attention.

Courtesy the artist and Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia