Bronze, aluminium, glass, natural gas
Interlude places a fire in the core of a remodeled television set, a tribute to it’s original domestication over 400,000 years ago. Designed for broadcasting sound and image, the television is here diverted from its primary function and transformed into a fireplace. The prefix “tele”, which means “afar”, evokes a sense of the distance produced by the device between the content and the viewer. Using a Paleolithic innovation, Interlude attempts to restore a form of immediate communication frequently interrupted by technological mediation. Unlike the devices that tend to keep us away from the event, Interlude draws people closer together around the fire, radiating without interposed media.