Installation consisting of three product-testing devices, trialing the promised parameters of 200 heavy-duty transport cases over the course of 2 weeks.
For the Soft Landings Showroom, 200 white, heavy-duty transport cases were commissioned from a factory in Ningbo, China. These cases purport to be future proof, totally resistant to water, dust, shock and impact. They will live for a far longer life than any visitors to the Showroom. For this reason, they took their rightful place as the protagonist in an examination of a fully materialised aspect of industrial speculation: the product testing phase.
The boxes were exhibited in an expanded view of industrial testing cycles, incorporating handmade wind, impact and water testing machines, speculative roleplay and algorithmic supposition.
The Soft Landings Showroom is an expanded view of industrial testing cycles made to determine the performance and functionality of an object by its compliance to human interaction and natural circumstances.