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Tools of an imagined depression period buried in future

Sand, assemblages, cling film, fabric, glue
5,6 x 5,2 x 3,6 x 1 m

Dugout, Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki, Finland

The work was the first in a series of sand installations utilising a sandwich-like structure of sand, cloth, various objects and plastic film in changing spatial dimensions. It took inspiration from the book Home-made: Contemporary Russian Folk Artefacts, a collection of Vladimir Arkhipov’s documentary photographs of self-assembled hybrid everyday objects from the last few decades of the Soviet Union. The installation’s sand-coated makeshift objects, laid out of within an oddly angular frame, considered the concepts of low and high-tech in terms of whether the most advanced of modern tools will be the most useful in times ahead.