If life itself starts from aperiodic crystals that encode infinite futures within a small number of atoms, then the digital crystallization of the geo-biologic by Capital limits these futures to the point of exhaustion. Where computers and the minerals from which they are made are considered as equally crystalline, then their decrystallization is only possible through the introduction of vigorous and noisy positive feedback loops.
The Crystal World experimental research works through various decrystallizations of the digital, returning to the earth redundant electronics, the poisonous support for a synthesized dystopic world, the pure mineral. Mimicking the often dangerous processes undertaken in the recovery of rare and precious metals by the dispossessed, the Crystal World proposes to expand these world interventions through experimentation in the formation of novel crystal geologies aimed to etch unexpected psychophysical distortions and contingencies into our contemporary crystalline cycles.
Recrystallizationtook place in Berlin July 2011.
Decrystallizationtook place in London in May 2011.