“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tara Donovan—Hyperobjective Art

HT Chris Schaberg, who put me on to Tara Donovan. She makes things with plastic cups. In her hands they turn into billowing foam. She brings out something that I hadn't ever seen in plastic cups, something that would be obvious in a gigantic pile of them in a garbage dump, perhaps, a kind of viscous malleability (see my previous on how hyperobjects are viscous).

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