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Hi-Life
Commissioned by Graham Rawle for Expo2000, Hanover, 1999-2000

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Hi-Life, in the Basic Needs Pavilion in Hanover, was an apocalyptic supermarket epitomising consumer gluttony and waste.

Aerial worked closely with the artist Graham Rawle to produce an array of mechanoids from a collection of defunct electromechanical household items, combined with computer sequencing.

Vacuum cleaners were adapted to power car-tyre muscles, and blender motors shook heads. Barbara sneaked a swig of gin from a secret bottle hidden in her shopping, whilst Charles could be seen shamelessly puffing on a fag in his pram.

Charles, he smokes fags
Charles, he smokes fags
© All text and images copyright Brendan Walker 1997-