douglas irving repetto

forever wild (nest machine)

reclaimed wood, metals,
plastics & fabric,
sticks, motors, glue

forever wild (nest machine)

Preemptive nostalgia for wilderness and creatures lost.
A run down workshop on a generation ship or a boutique factory making knick knacks for terraformed lands.
What will we fill our wild places with when wild things are gone?

"forever wild (nest machine)" is the first in a series of speculative machines that generate artifacts no longer produced by natural processes. It is an inefficient factory built from scraps and debris, making elaborate nests for forgotten creatures.

More from forever wild: forever wild (kill site record)

forever wild (nest machine)

Video by Tali Hinkis (LoVid). BFF!!!


Katherine Rochester review in Philadelphia Weekly:

Chip Schwartz review at KnightArts:

Ben Meyer review at the artblog:


Installed at Marginal Utility in Philadelphia, December 2012 - January 2013.

Thanks to David Dempewolf and and Yuka Yokoyama @ Marginal Utility for their support and encouragement! XOXOXO


(birdhouses_in_field.jpg is a CC photo from Meaghan O'Neill's flickr stream.)

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