Picture of two pieces of plywood joined with plywood butterflies. Inset in the surface with a dot matrix font are the words fick deine regeln

Google happily translated the original phrase from English into German. I think it’s grammatically correct, but it sounds weird (or maybe offensive) to a German. The translation algorithm misses a key cultural difference and can’t figure out that this anglophonic concept doesn’t have an appropriate German translation. It’s a bit like when a tourist tries their hand at slang and stuffs it up.

This object is heavily inspired by the work of Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs and Kate Crawford.


Plywood and stainless steel