Tuesday, October 12, 2010

tom sachs

"We try to use materials that suggest the item’s usage, because we are in a world where everything is so perfect and seamlessly made that there’s no evidence of it’s construction, there’s no history. Most things are engineered to resist history. If my work is anything, it is against that theory. I try to show flaws because flaws are human. These details on how things are made show the politics behind how we consume our products... It is sculpture, because it’s talked about, sold, and shown as such. But to me it’s really bricolage, which is the French term for do-it-yourself repair. Bricolage comes from a culture that repairs rather than replaces – American culture just replaces."

-tom sachs

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