The Way Things Drag Their Futures Around, 2008

The Way Things Drag Their Futures Around_2_webThe Way Things Drag Their Futures Around, 2008
Threewalls SOLO, Chicago, IL

Materials: White Oak sp. Quercus alba, White Mulberry sp. Morus alba, Yellow Pine sp. Pinus palustris, Plastic, and Terracotta

Beginning with a fallen tree, and parts of other trees slated for felling, we have fashioned an uncanny artifact suggesting a variety of possible causes and trajectories. The exploration considers among other things, the adaptability of form and function, negotiations with entropic and non-human forces, and the way materials point toward certain uses. Resistance (to entropy; political, social, spatial dominance; the downward spiral; bad juju…) often takes the form of subtle reinterpretation, re-assignment, and re-imagination. Values are largely temporary.