024 // MDA1 // Research 007 / Steampunk
“Before the age of homogenization and micro-machinery, before the tyrannous efficiency of internal combustion and the domestication of electricity, lived beautiful, monstrous machines that lived and breathed and exploded unexpectedly at inconvenient moments. It was a time where art and craft were united, where unique wonders were invented and forgotten, and punks roamed the streets, living in squats and fighting against despotic governance through wit, will and wile.
Even if we had to make it all up.”
The idea of Steampunk – the redesign and modding of modern utilitarian objects into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical “steampunk” style – is comparable to what I plan to do. So that’s why I created another pdf-document with some links and pictures within the field of Steampunk. In general the Steampunk-people seem to be a little bit too nerdy for me, but some of their works are really amazing, perfectly reactivated and regenerated.