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A Todo o Vapor (Vermelho) [Full Steam Ahead (Red)] #1/3, 2012
BOSCH steam irons, PLC gearmotor, microprocessor-based electronic control unit, low pressure hydraulic system, stainless steel, demineralized water

155 x Ø 170 cm

Collection of the artist

Work produced with the support of Robert Bosch Hausgeräte GmbH

Full Steam Ahead presents itself as a robotised fountain built with steam irons. Reinterpreting the behaviour of a flower's petals, the irons open up and close back down in an unexpected domestic-inspired, synchronised sci-fi choreography. Full Steam Ahead opposes and parodies other robotic universes prone to belligerent transformism.

2016 Jakobshallen, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg


2014 Time Machine, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester


2013 Joana Vasconcelos, Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, Lisbon


2012 Joana Vasconcelos, Haunch of Venison, London


DINESEN, Pernille Taagaard; HØYERSTEN, Erlend G.; MARTÍNEZ, Rosa - Joana Vasconcelos: Textures of Life. Aarhus: ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, 2016.


BALSHAW, Maria; HOWES, Natasha; LAVILLE, Helen - Joana Vasconcelos: Time Machine. Manchester: Manchester Art Gallery, 2014.


AMADO, Miguel; SERRÃO, Vítor - Joana Vasconcelos: Palácio Nacional da Ajuda. Lisbon: Leya, 2013.