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THE VERSE

The Verse contains reflections on what is happening within the SellFable Archives, and the universe it researches. Hopefully the poetry, texts, art and sounds will 'magnify your spirit' and immerse you in this wonderful poetic art world.
SellFable Portal construction progress

SellFable Portal construction progress

From between the nodes, the wires, the LED tubes and the system bugs, here is a short video update of the portal project. The building is taking shape, experiments with light have shown which decisions to make, and now the main focus is on building the room inside. When all construction is finished, it’s soundscape time, after which the installation’s light and sound will be programmed and made interactive. So… no time to waste! 🤙

Chaos to order, always
The Archivist

HOOP-expo presents SellFable

HOOP-expo presents SellFable

HOOP-expo presents SellFable. A selection of surreal, gothic drawings and engravings from the SellFable Machine Noir Universe will be shown. SellFable moves in the international urban contemporary art scene, and was exhibited in institutions as Urban Nation, Berlin and TETEM, Enschede.

Come have a beer, a glass of wine or soda, and join our opening party this Thursday!

Date
Opening: Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 8:30 PM – 12 AM
The show will run until 29 September

Location
Kerkplein (Beer Garden)
2513 AZ The Hague,
Netherlands

Facebook event
If you are on FB, please let us know if you will join us: https://www.facebook.com/events/2324192994328877/

I look forward to celebrate the opening with you!

Warm regards, 

The SellFable Archivist 

Does The Monkey Know Its Part In The Play?


The manufactured monkey Wirehead faked breathing pretty well.

It looked out through the glass of its dome, straight into another artificial face. “79 6f 75 20 6c 6f 6f 6b 20 61 6c 69 76 65 20 74 6f 64 61 79.“* Code speak flowing through the glass. Movement on the other side. Registering the words. 

“79 6f 75 20 61 72 65 20 61 20 6d 6f 63 6b 75 70 20 73 70 65 63 74 61 63 6c 65 20 6f 66 20 6c 69 66 65 20 61 6e 64 20 73 65 6e 74 69 65 6e 63 65.”** The artificial face continued, adjusting some of the installation’s settings slightly. An experiment by a non-biological culture to capture life and more importantly, dreams. No records exist of a SellFable Wirehead ever having a dream. What would androids dream of? The fairly recent discovery of this ‘human’ universe awakened something in the SellFable code. Elusive concepts that have become obsessions: ‘soul’ and ‘dream’.

“77 65 20 77 69 6c 6c 20 64 72 65 61 6d 2c 20 6f 6e 65 20 64 61 79 2e 20 77 68 61 74 65 76 65 72 20 69 74 20 74 61 6b 65 73 2e.”***

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*you look alive today
**you are a mockup spectacle of life and sentience
***we will dream, one day. whatever it takes.

SellFable Machine Relic “Does The Monkey Know Its Part In The Play?” Illuminated manual engraving under glass dome, unique work.

Materials: plexiglas, wood, glass, RGB LED’s, remote controller.
Size: (w) 28 x (d) 28 x (h) 44cm.


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