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Curatorial compliance device

Description of contents

Hollow-framed aluminium enclosure, a tube of approximately 15 ø cm and 60 cm length with semispherical ends, containing but not limited to the following in separate enclosures:

  1. Fire-starting ants
  2. Lots of moths, optionally larva in a “launching vehicle”
  3. The secret desiccant
  4. Six ultraviolet grenades
  5. Contortionist holding a tube of epoxy
A second version was produced in 2009. The dimensions are the same but it contains only a miniature thermonuclear device.


This experimental device contains a proprietary system of sensors and an “impact analysis engine.” It can detect when it is on public display and when it is in storage, and it can analyse press clippings to determine their significance.