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Banquet
BANQUET, 2012
pinball machine, cables, 300 x 380 x 220 cm

Table and backbox of the pinball machine show a black-and-white drawing that is illuminated and animated by coloured light. The graphics bear reference to the tradition of Last Judgments and combine the mythical dualism of heaven and hell with the interrelations of master and servant, a subject in Hegel’s "Phenomenology of Spirit". The gaming machine turns into a paradise machine and the title, BANQUET, ironically refers to the biblical-eschatological banquet. Capital, sugar, slavery and colonialism are the ingredients of the banquet which the player sits down to. The goal is to keep the ball in play “eternally,” in order to achieve the Edenic state of a “Sweeternity.”