Time Machine for Abandoned Futures (2013-2014)    Time Machine for Abandoned Futures  is an etching powered machine used to simultaneously clean away the rust from obsolete tools, while permanently etching the markings of ruination into their surface. Powering this etectrolytic cleaning process is a series of batteries made from etching plates and acids. Once cleaned, I meticulously outlined the patterns left by decades of rust and erosion, forming a kind of topographical map of the object’s history. During the exhibition, these objects pass through a series of plexiglas tanks containing acids and cleaners, resulting in glistening surfaces that memorialize their entire lifespan.  Simultaneously, a series of zinc replicas are submerged in an etching solution, and left to gradually erode and transform into nearly unrecognizable mounds. This process accelerates the effects of time and erosion, and is essentially an act of making ruins.   Image: Installation View (Platform Stockholm), 2014.
       
     
  Time Machine for Abandoned Futures , industrial artifacts, zinc etching plates, copper etching plates, copper sulphate, soda ash, steel, plexiglas, wire, 2014.
       
     
 detail (battery): plexiglas, copper sulfate, copper plates, zinc plates, wire.
       
     
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 detail (electro-cleaning): artifact, soda ash, steel, wire.
       
     
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 peavey (electro-cleaned and etched), 2014.
       
     
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 Installation View (CIRCA art actuel), 2015.  Photo: Caroline Cloutier
       
     
 Photo: Caroline Cloutier
       
     
  The Preservation of Degradation , artifacts, zinc etching plates, glass, 2015  Photo: Andrew Butkevicius
       
     
 Photo: Andrew Butkevicius
       
     
 Installation View (aceartinc.), 2016.  Photo: Karen Asher
       
     
 Photo: Karen Asher
       
     
  Time Machine for Abandoned Futures (2013-2014)    Time Machine for Abandoned Futures  is an etching powered machine used to simultaneously clean away the rust from obsolete tools, while permanently etching the markings of ruination into their surface. Powering this etectrolytic cleaning process is a series of batteries made from etching plates and acids. Once cleaned, I meticulously outlined the patterns left by decades of rust and erosion, forming a kind of topographical map of the object’s history. During the exhibition, these objects pass through a series of plexiglas tanks containing acids and cleaners, resulting in glistening surfaces that memorialize their entire lifespan.  Simultaneously, a series of zinc replicas are submerged in an etching solution, and left to gradually erode and transform into nearly unrecognizable mounds. This process accelerates the effects of time and erosion, and is essentially an act of making ruins.   Image: Installation View (Platform Stockholm), 2014.
       
     

Time Machine for Abandoned Futures (2013-2014)

Time Machine for Abandoned Futures is an etching powered machine used to simultaneously clean away the rust from obsolete tools, while permanently etching the markings of ruination into their surface. Powering this etectrolytic cleaning process is a series of batteries made from etching plates and acids. Once cleaned, I meticulously outlined the patterns left by decades of rust and erosion, forming a kind of topographical map of the object’s history. During the exhibition, these objects pass through a series of plexiglas tanks containing acids and cleaners, resulting in glistening surfaces that memorialize their entire lifespan.

Simultaneously, a series of zinc replicas are submerged in an etching solution, and left to gradually erode and transform into nearly unrecognizable mounds. This process accelerates the effects of time and erosion, and is essentially an act of making ruins. 

Image: Installation View (Platform Stockholm), 2014.

  Time Machine for Abandoned Futures , industrial artifacts, zinc etching plates, copper etching plates, copper sulphate, soda ash, steel, plexiglas, wire, 2014.
       
     

Time Machine for Abandoned Futures, industrial artifacts, zinc etching plates, copper etching plates, copper sulphate, soda ash, steel, plexiglas, wire, 2014.

 detail (battery): plexiglas, copper sulfate, copper plates, zinc plates, wire.
       
     

detail (battery): plexiglas, copper sulfate, copper plates, zinc plates, wire.

16clyons2014timemachineforabandonedfutures.jpg
       
     
 detail (electro-cleaning): artifact, soda ash, steel, wire.
       
     

detail (electro-cleaning): artifact, soda ash, steel, wire.

d16.yons_time machine for abandoned futures (detail).jpg
       
     
 peavey (electro-cleaned and etched), 2014.
       
     

peavey (electro-cleaned and etched), 2014.

15.time machine for abandoned futures_72dpi.jpg
       
     
13clyons2014timemachineforabandonedfutures.jpg
       
     
 Installation View (CIRCA art actuel), 2015.  Photo: Caroline Cloutier
       
     

Installation View (CIRCA art actuel), 2015.

Photo: Caroline Cloutier

 Photo: Caroline Cloutier
       
     

Photo: Caroline Cloutier

  The Preservation of Degradation , artifacts, zinc etching plates, glass, 2015  Photo: Andrew Butkevicius
       
     

The Preservation of Degradation, artifacts, zinc etching plates, glass, 2015

Photo: Andrew Butkevicius

 Photo: Andrew Butkevicius
       
     

Photo: Andrew Butkevicius

 Installation View (aceartinc.), 2016.  Photo: Karen Asher
       
     

Installation View (aceartinc.), 2016.

Photo: Karen Asher

 Photo: Karen Asher
       
     

Photo: Karen Asher