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Patents (2009 – 2014)
single channel video without sound, 2:17, 2014

Beginning in 2009, Apple Inc. began the process of filing patents for all motions and gestures used to operate and navigate Apple devices. In Patents (2009 – 2014), a group of these gestures have been choreographed and performed in sequence above a mirrored surface. The work addresses the displacement of the body into legal, corporate, and techno-scientific frameworks.






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