Lithium Sex Demons in the Factory
November 10, 10:00 am –December 16, 6:00 pm
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Los Angeles-based artist Candice Lin, site-specific project replicates a lithium battery factory, continuing the artist’s ongoing research on globalization and trade networks, materiality, and labor.
A large platform at the center of the gallery creates a vantage point from where visitors take on the surveillance gaze of a factory manager. On the ground, ceramic fermentation vessels are connected by tubing to six manufacturing workstations that are mounted with ceramic computers and time clocks, whirring machines, and flickering motion-activated lights. At each workstation, sound, video animation, and text narrate the fictional lives of the lithium sex demons. Their story is based on a short essay written by Lin, describing a sex demon’s quest to return from the dead to their lover in a lithium battery factory. Set among the fumes of soldering smoke, the videos depict the banality of an assembly line possessed with dreams and passions that refuse to die.
Tue-Sat 10 am–6 pm