Aluminium, Leather, Plaster – 47.0 x 47.0 x 60.0 cm
Copper, Glas, Steel – 79.0 x 9.0 x 11.3 cm
4 Performers, Sound – ca. 7.00 min
Concrete, Copper, Exciter, Glas, Paper – 60.0 x 100.0 x 40.0 cm
Ripstop (PES), Cotton, Steel, Poem – ca. 40.0 x 80.0 x 25.0 cm
 Crypto shows the surface of glass as the threshold between the emotional gesture of a body reaction and the subsequent technological transformation of this gesture into a vector. During a performance, the process of mirroring the gesture parallel to scratching a scythe on the surface of a mirror glass was shown. This juxtaposition questions the ability to resist the oppressive, invisible "employer" into which a computing device or technology can turn into for customers. Crypto also tries to show how much intangible volunteering is done in times of information-oriented societies. It is redefining the purpose of the device as a means of production.
 The scythe refers to revolts, where their function to support life as a means of food production is contrasted by the conversion of this function into that of the weapon. It displays the fact that lower class communities were and still are exploited for the purpose of upper class wars. Crypto is said to be a simulacrum of the dilemma of being part of a creative economy leading to profit, even if the work itself opposes profit as the best possible result of creativity.

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