Models (2005)




Burned clay, 70 objects in different sizes.

I swapped a bottle of red wine for a 9-year-old computer. Then I took the hard drive apart and carefully studied each component in a very physical sense. I solely focused on the form of each part – not their function – first by making a “Model drawing”, then by remodeling it in rough clay, much enlarged.

The absurdity of trying to decode the function of electronic components through a study of their shape resembles the efforts of archaeologists trying to decipher the workings of a forgotten culture through its artifacts. There is no other class of objects in our culture of today, which become "fossilized" as fast as consumer electronics.