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Laboratory of Electronic Ageing (male grooming) is a contribution by multimedia artist Dani Ploeger, who, in his practice, researches contemporary consumer society - and in particular the eagerness with which new technology is constantly consumed - and tries to bring it into disarray. By using, abusing or even demolishing run-of-the-mill household appliances in alternative ways, Ploeger reveals their unexpected physical (material) beauty and political potential. In this specific project, he examines the material nature of high-tech shavers. These are praised and sold at trade fairs as the pinnacle of innovation, but the tests they are subjected to in this laboratory setup make it clear where they really begin and end: before it was cast in the form of the newest gadget, it was already matter, and long after it lost its function, it will remain so.

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