Tag Archives: deconstruct

Theaster Gates

‘Twelve Ballads for Huguenot House’ (2012) by Theaster Gates.

Twelve Ballads for Huguenot House references the musical offerings that were filmed within an abandoned Chicago building before it was renovated in Summer 2011. The home’s carefully deconstructed materials (together with its occupants) were then shipped to Kassel, Germany and reused as the raw material for the construction and inhabitation of Huguenot House.

Song-Ming ANG

Song-Ming ANG, ‘Parts and Labour’ (2012)

The artist learnt and executed the process of taking apart a piano and putting it back together in playable condition. This was performed over four months at a piano workshop.

Herman van Ingelgem

‘Shuffle’ (2011) by Herman van Ingelgem.

Small oil disaster @ Cacaofabriek

I visited the Cacaofabriek in Helmond yesterday. One day earlier the road right next to the cacaofabriek collapsed under the weight of a huge construction machine, that happened to pass by. The machine hit a water pipe which caused the basement of the Cacaofabriek to be flooded with 200.000 liters of water. In that basement a work was installed by artist Hans van der Ham, that was partly made out of many liters of crude oil. The result was an amazing miniature oil disaster!


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Robotic chair


Robotic chair‘ (2006) by Max Dean, Raffaello D’Andrea & Matt Donovan.

The Robotic Chair (1984 – 2006) is a generic-looking wooden chair with the capacity to fall apart and put itself back together.