One man’s rubbish becomes one man’s art!
When one man’s rubbish, becomes one man’s art. Its sufficient to say that the art of re using everyday objects goes way back to the 1920s, when artists such as Marcel Duchamp decided to turn a urinal upside down and display it entitled “Fountain”.
Initially his goal, being a Surrealist was first and foremost to shock. With no effort to try an disguise the object , he also wanted his viewers to reconsider what they believed art to be and by using such a mundane object as an example, then surely just about any cast off item could be transformed and re-invented.
Nowadays called ‘Found Object” art, it has become an incredibly important sub genre of the art world, allowing artists to use and turn just about anything one mint pass by in the course of a day into a work of art. This process is not only a means of personal expression, but a way in which can address concerns about issue’s such as the environment, consumerism, and politics.
One inherent quality of using found objects in art is that of up-cycling, as many peoples rubbish becomes another persons work of art. This fine example by artist Alyce Santoro is a dress made from the magnetic tape that was once inside numerous cassette tapes, which when a device is passed over the surface of the clothing it can broadcast the data still evident on the tapes. This sound she considers sacred as the fabric emits a melange of sound which could almost pass for a musical note.
A subject that will forever take our fancy here at VVV. Sonic Fabric by Alyce Santoro