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    lot 633 — Jan Bernstein, Infinite Monkey (2021)

sold in slot bearing bad conscience in auction Chapter 5
Concluded. 2021/9/18, 3 pm to 6 pm
auction finished. artworks are no longer visible for licensing reasons.

sold
minimum price   1.800 €
price estimate   3.600 €
sale price   2.600 €

size   27 x 26 x 6 cm
edition   10 + 2 AP
signature   Signed
technique   7-segment displays, steel, aluminum, magnets, motor

An almost square wall object consists of several displays, which are composed of seven bars and are arranged in the form of two squares standing on top of one another. Such displays are known from pocket calculators, digital clocks or from boards in train stations. Here the elements are constantly changing: sometimes numbers can be seen, sometimes letters or characters, sometimes indefinable things. Inside the work, magnets slowly rotate, which ensure that the white bars after the Randomly jump around. The title refers to a mathematical theory: The "Theorem of the endlessly typing monkeys" states that a monkey typing endlessly and arbitrarily on a typewriter will at some point write down the entire work of William Shakespeare - with the probability approaching zero.




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