UV print on PVC, PVC housing

70 x 60 x 4 cm

This image, borrowed from the Pentacon archive (TSD Museum, Dresden), shows a female worker gazing with a somewhat melancholic expression at a flexible circuit fitted with a chip - in the manner of someone looking at a slide - as if inspecting it. It's probably an advertising photograph, but her gesture doesn't actually make any sense. The print is presented in a white frame, the window of which matches the counterpart of a lens board platine, a photographic object from another time. Its immaculate whiteness is reminiscent of the clean rooms in which all microelectronic components would later be manufactured.