CAFKA.14

It Should Always Be This Way

18. Sandor Ajzenstat (Toronto), Convergence Machine

THEMUSEUM, 10 King Street North, Kitchener

On view from June 5 through June 29

Convergence Machine a computerized device that characterizes periodicity. The artist explains this idea by asking us to imagine a group of people walking together whose strides occasionally fall into perfect synch. This is an apt metaphor as we incite his machine to perform by turning various knobs and watching lights speed around circular paths to a point were they might converge. The machine looks like a biomorphic, Jetson’s-era kitchen range, its paths of lights resemble the burners on a smooth-top stove, and the clunky plastic knobs add a sort of 1970s stereo-amp aspect to the retro-future chic of Ajzenstat’s contraption. Produced by Open Ears.