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last week i spent a few days visiting the latest (and much criticised) edition of the (5 yearly) ‘documenta’ art festival in kassel, germany

some of the works which i apparently found interesting enough to photograph (and therefore blog about) included this stunning installation from romanian artist istván csákány: a deserted sweatshop full of sewing machines, steaming presses, swivel chairs/desks etc, whereby every single object has been fashioned from pine wood, no nails or other materials are visible… the whole installation is somewhere around 120% of actual size which somehow heightens the eerie effect you feel when walking around the warehouse

even the chaotic piles of random hydraulic cables, masses of looped wires and the enormous metal cage it is contained in has all been sculpted from wood, reflecting the intense manual labour that would normally take place within this environment

of course writing about this project doesn’t come anywhere near to the experience one undergoes when actually seeing it

m / 18-06-2012 08:47 - tags: , ,  

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