Po.In-Inc. (Pointless Inventions Incorporated) produces everyday objects that have, silently but effectively, dominated everyday life. There isn’t a household that doesn’t use the universal doodling machine, the cystophone or the exo-denture.
Based on the unconditional trust its clients place on the manufactured product, Po.In-Inc. does not hesitate to negate the functionality of the product for the sake of machinic independence. A wrong connection, a poorly articulated netting, strand the objects in functional disuse. We aim to build generators of negative entropy, machines that are dysfunctional by design, so that, when they inevitably break down, as all things wither and die, they will, by contrast, reach a state of perfect usability. The user, due to the massive and prolonged presence of machines in daily life, cannot challenge or oppose the use of machines. Their existence is necessary, since without them, the user would have to face alone the reality of his own perishability.
It is impossible to renounce the power of habit, the small hedonistic rituals of mechanical movements repeated again and again. The human, as the inventor of machines and ideas is a ceaseless creator of ruins. A machine that is currently running is a yet-to-be unclaimed contract, an entity that is hovering over its own desolation and monotonously, perpetually refutes its actual fate. In the meantime, our contraptions continue to perform, to infinity and beyond. The machine is at the end, yet another bureaucrat.
Universal Doodling Machine: The user attempts to draw on a rolling paper using a jointed mechanical arm, while an electric motor rotates it at random intervals, rendering the process impossible. In the end, the user submits and tries to dance with the mechanical arm, instead of strongarming it. The score of their dance is printed by the stylus.
Exo-denture: A contraption designed for mushing food and then mechanically digesting it. The entire peptic track is represented, until the (desecrated) food is placed on a plate through the robotic anus. It can also be used to chew on fingernails. The machine is powered either by hand or by an electrical motor.
Cystophone: A musical device, as well as a machine for inflating balloons. A robotic needle acts as an anti-arrogance serum, teaching us the sound of a balloon popping.