It fits beautifully in the palm of your hand (2020) by Maren Dagny Juell
Video installation

Maren Dagny Juell was invited by BEK to develop a new work that takes as its departure the formidable development of technology in the last 20 years, that we address in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of BEK this year. The installation is part of the echibition Latent City at Bergen Kjøtt 12 – 29 November, and this digital presentation will be available during the whole exhibition period. Read more about the project and the artist here.

The invention of multitouch
Ignores unintended touches…
Super intuitive…
WE HAVE DESIGNED SOMETHING WONDERFUL FOR YOUR HAND, JUST WONDERFUL
I just take my finger and I scroll..
I just tap them

– Steve Jobs, iPhone Launch 2007

In Maren Dagny Juell´s video installation It fits beautifully in the palm of your hand, tactile properties of the iPhone like the hard and the glossy are mixed with the magical and incomprehensible of this small machine. A voiceover consisting of both inner and outer monologue brings us into the constant friction of tension and harmony in the balance of what is fact and what is subjective.

Video documentation: Paul Johannessen

Foto: Thor Brødreskift