CNC Punch Needle Machine MK-1
by Hess Jeon (KR) & Seo Son (KR)
This embroidery machine, similar to those that already exist in mass manufacturing warehouses, is here presented as an artwork, redirecting the artist’s questions from “results” to “processes”, from “means of production” to “reason”, emphasizing the artists’ ideas and intentions in the use of open-source technologies. All components in this project originate from other existing open-source projects, therefore, this artwork is not soley a product of the artist’s creativity, but an example of collective construction. The CNC Punch Needle Machine dreams of collective evolution over individual enlightenment. It “punches” a thread into a stretched canvas, and, dot by dot, it “prints” out direct quotes from the viewers.