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Construction/Demolition/Salad

Construction/Demolition/Salad

We were brought on to this project to assist with the design, fabrication, and installation of The Stand, a sculptural component of the Construction/Demolition/Salad installation.

This constellation of projects ruminates on the subject of perishability as it relates to the life cycles of food and buildings; an analogy that extends comparisons of architecture to the body, city to living organism.
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We "exploded" the artists' book into EXPO by wrapping apples in the printed vellum nesting pages and giving those apples to fair-goers as a take-away—introducing a gift economy to the art-as-commerce thrust of the fair.
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The piece shows how display is a way to examine the relationship between nature and designed objects. We were thinking about apples as designed objects, their similarities to cities (core, exterior), and their display as a way of manipulating and controlling nature.
Balas & Wax

 

Balas & Wax
for Threewalls at EXPO Chicago
2017