4/2015, Graphite on paper, 7 segment LED, micro-controller with thermometer, H:26 x W:36.5 x D:3

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What decides value of things? How values and prices of things are made? There is a tension in society wherever and whenever events happens: when the temperature – the tension – is high, the value of things changes and shifts like evolution. In the picture, people observe inside of an abandoned/old house through metal peeping machines. The temperature – in a metaphysical sense, the value – changes as they gaze at the empty space. The church on the background represents an icon of the stereotypical Christianity or a symbol of belief in any religion or own individual thoughts.

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In the actual work, the thermometer shows real temperature (in Fahrenheit) of the exhibited space, which also implies the actual world’s tension and it bridges between the 2D flat surface and a physical space. For instance, when there are many people in a closed space, the room becomes hot naturally. The archaic icon of the background also becomes a contrast to the digital man-made thermometer.

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