Technology is exclusively considered fast, dynamic, frenetic. But technology can also move as slow as it does fast. What if we considered how it might resist progress, counter efficiency and derail optimization?
Man fears time; time fears the pyramids, warns a 12th century Arab proverb. We understand the pyramid as the most enduring form of resistance: weathering the storms of humanity and cultural change. Pyramids allure us with myth, with scale, and with the impossibility of their construction. They seduce us with their platonic clarity, elemental materiality and ambiguous use. They withstand. They are a bit ridiculous.
For Tomorrows, New Affiliates and Farzin Farzin have produced a pyramid generator. Whatever is plugged into the generator will read the pyramids. Bring a printer and you'll soon find a stack of postcards, plug in your phone and they'll pop up on screen; attach a speaker and you'll hear them described. Yet no matter your engagement, no matter the state of technological progress, and no matter time, the generator will continue forever, producing an infinite set of relations, networks and data all reduced to a platonic that knows only to resist.
Photographs by Petros Pattakos