JANINE BIUNNO
Absurd Machine 1, Primary Structures 
(after Piranesi)Absurd Machine 2, 
(Machine for Living) - BostonMachine for Living 1Machine for Living 2Machine for Living 2
ABSURD MACHINE
2007

The Absurd Machines body of work is based in Le Corbusier's modernist architectural ideals of cities functioning as machines for living. The term "Absurd Machine" was coined by Giovanni Battista Piranesi as a prophesy of the future of the bourgeois city. The idea later was understood in relation to the metropolises that organized in the 19th century as primary structures of the capitalist economy.