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Reverse Engineering

As a teenager, Berlin denizen Ariel Schlessinger practiced train-hopping in California and developed a taste for the improper use of objects.

As a teenager, Berlin denizen Ariel Schlessinger practiced train-hopping in California and developed a taste for the improper use of objects.

Reverse Engineering presents a car full of gas – not petrol, but Calor Gas canisters, installed in the front seat like crash-test dummies in a Ballardian fantasy.

Like J. G. Ballard, Schlesinger subverts the everyday by accessing its hidden features, and tweaking them to exhibit the logic of irrationality that controls them.

ARIEL SCHLESINGER – REVERSE ENGINEERING | Through June 5