Experiencing the Unconventional. Science in Art.

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Essay about VANITAS MACHINE  published in  “Experiencing the Unconventional. Science in Art.” by Theresa Schubert and Andrew Adamatzky.

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ISBN: 978-981-4656-85-6 (hardcover, 372pp), ISBN: 978-981-4656-87-0 (ebook)

Article about VANITAS MACHINE in Delo (Slovenia)

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VANITAS MACHINE at PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany

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Atelier #51 im PACT Zeche Zollverein – WDR 3

KHM Open Doors | Kölnische Rundschau

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“Vanitas Machine” is positioned on the altar of the church (Trinitatiskirche Cologne). It´s a construction with a compressor and a bell jar under which a candle is burning. Verena Friedrich aims at prolonging life. Whenever the candle is just about to go out, a small amount of fresh oxygen is supplied. One can hear the breathing of the machine which ironizes the wish for eternal life in a subtle way.”

Das Atmen der Maschine, Thomas Linden, Kölnische Rundschau, 18.07.13