Unproductive machine
2002 | Puerto Rico Biennale | San Juan, PR

This in-situ work was produced as part of an intervention project for a plastics factory in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The work was produced with polystyrene, a product of the factory, and mimicked the shape of a machine, just like one existing but never delivered. It reflects upon mass means of production, productive and un- productive services associated with everyday objects and the values conferred to such objects. The shape makes a clear reference to Sol LeWitt, thus in dialogue with other referential pieces in Dávila’s work.