Stan Haanappel + Koen van Geel

youngblood expo

WDKA Rotterdam




Mobile technologies creates ways to keep us connected, yet we still have one crucial problem: batteries are provisional.

This project reflects on our personal relationship with precious metals that power our phones.
We investigated the anxieties which a dead battery brings, the tricks we use to conserve capacity, and the ways it signals us when there is no power to perform. This search has focused on narratives involving the interaction between humans and batteries. It has also taught us pragmatic insights, such as we spend half of your daily battery power scrolling into the unknown.

As practitioners, we provoke, reflect, and give form to narratives that speak to the hidden relationships we have with our everyday technologies. In this case, we speak of a new daily duty to keep your smartphone alive.