Trey Duvall Idiot Machines/Infinity Loops

September 9, 2016 – October 22, 2016 Project Space Gallery

Idiot Machines/Infinity Loops is a series of work emphasizing humor, futility and failure. Closed loop systems and tools that don’t achieve a purposeful outcome echo the ridiculous humor of quotidian life. Freed from the exhaustion of being useful, these machines and systems playfully exemplify an underlying futility and pointlessness. The works created for the Project Space balance between rational and irrational logics. Drills, pulleys, cranks, toys and tools are manipulated, reprogrammed and repurposed in order to accomplish nothing, and then comically repeat to accomplish nothing, endlessly.