When Polish artist Jakub Szczęsny arrived at the GE FirstBuild factory two weeks ago as the company’s first artist in residence, he expected his first day at work to play out like a scene from a mad scientist’s lab in American film.
“And it’s pretty much that kind of place, actually” Szczęsny said. “What’s happening here is probably, within the appliance production world or any commodity production world, what would be understood as highly freaky and experimental.”
FirstBuild, near the University of Louisville’s Belknap campus, is where GE produces and tests small-scale prototypes of innovative home appliances.
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