Felix Lenz - The Cleanroom Paradox

Felix Lenz

The Cleanroom Paradox

»The Cleanroom Paradox« attempts to dismantle the deceptively pristine image of the high-tech industry, unveiling the systemic suppression of information on occupational and toxic hazards at semiconductor production sites.

filed asvideo-essay, research
project byFelix Lenz, Angela Neubauer, Eszter Zwickl
initiated atDesign Investigations (ID2), University of Applied Arts Vienna
special thanksSHARPS, Jin [name altered]
exhibitionsupcoming exhibitions announced soon...
photographyFelix Lenz, Angela Neubauer
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A gradually disintegrating print of a former Samsung factory worker [Jin] and a video documenting the portrait’s creation are being superimposed with her and other industry experts’ personal stories. Recounting their experiences, it is mostly insufficient protection of health, untimely illnesses and the corporate renouncement of the likely connection of both which are being addressed. The portrait is screen-printed with a corrosive ink created of chemically dissolved smartphones, interweaving stories and fibres. After her time working in the industry Jin was diagnosed with kidney cancer.
»The Cleanroom Paradox« illustrates that fates like Jin’s are not isolated cases and can be traced across the industry in the Eastern as well as Western Hemisphere.

To be released soon!

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