Unwoven (NYT)

Smack Mellon
Brooklyn, NY
As part of ‘I Come To This Place’ curated by Eva Mayhabal
July - Aug 2019

Three months of The New York Times cut and manipulated into four sculptures as one installation.

The journey of the newspaper is traced in this configuration, from its printed word, to shredded strips, and finally pulped newspaper rocks.

The work explores the transfer of matter, both physical and conceptual, from his treatment of material, form, and play on words. It considers the different ways in which news media is transmitted and consumed.

The rocks represent unreadable stories, and the headlines lose their context inviting new ownership when the viewer reads them out loud.

newspapers, sumi ink, baby powder, fishing net, staples
dimensions variable