“How the world is saved, for now.” (2010)

“How the world is saved, for now.” (2010)

Stanislaw Lem, a prolific science-fiction writer, hypothesizes how our universe exists beyond science, logic and imagination. In Cyberaid, two scientists, Trurl and Klapaucius exchanged non-sense plots of creation and destruction through their inventions and interactions. “How Our World Is Saved (for now)”, is a mail art that presents Klapaucius’s request to Trurl’s N-Machine to create “nothingness”. Trurl’s N-Machine has the power to create anything that begins with the word, “N”: night, narcotic, neuron, noodle, needles, etc. By igniting the word “NOTHINGNESS” in Flash Paper with the match provided in the piece, “NOTHINGNESS” will disappear, as any matters in our world will then cease to exist as well. Anyone, essentially, could end our existence of all with that action. We are all “safe”, for now.

[Mixed Media] Flash paper, sand paper, 10″x8″ frame, a match, letter, stamp