Downtime (post-domestic fiction) is a collective installation exhibited at Frown Tails on February 2012, outcome of Damn Lab, a four months' workshop on new media and creative coding instructed by Marinos Koutsomichalis and curated by Maria Varela. The work is about the representation of an audiovisual system consisting of vintage electric appliances. Through hacking practices, using an Arduino microprocessor, various sensors and lots of experimentation, the system attempts to redefine appliances’ initial identities. By adjusting the objects towards different uses, their impairment is defined not as an outcome, but as an opportunity to review their functional capabilities.

Through the active participation of the viewer, the objects are examined within a new context, in terms of how these are kept active and accessible by its reuse and manipulation.

Participating artists: Ioanna Agelopoulou, Nefeli Georgakopoulou, Veroniki Korakidou, Marinos Koutsomichalis, Antonis Lyras, Afroditi Psarra, Maria Varela.

Downtime was also presented on May 2012 at the Kokota Buriti Design Studio in Ermoupolis, Syros and the Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering of the Aegean University. It was also exhibited at Amber '12, new media festival in Instambul and Piksel[X] in Bergen, Norway on November 2012.