time capsule spare parts


Current project : Melt
12-17 October 2010
Mile End Pavilion,  London
Start date: 12-Oct-2010 End date: 17-Oct-2010
Coinciding with the well-established Art Frieze and Scope art fairs, Melt presents the work of artists working in a variety of disciplines with an emphases on concept and craftmanship.

the situation:
12 wooden objects resembling  old machine part casting patterns for sand molded casting are showcased.
The making of patterns is a skilled trade related to the trades of tool and die making and moldmaking. Pattern makers learn their skills through apprenticeships and trade schools over many years. The pattern makers use specially designed measuring equipment that are scaled in such a way that the pattern is made slightly larger in relation to the shrinkage of the cast iron.

  • On the 12th of October 6 casting patterns are displayed in the exhibition MELT.
  • a unique tag is written on each object.
  • After the 17 the of  October 2010  the 12 objects are dispersed among 6 charity shops in London as old casting patterns.

In the mean time, on this  internet blog a post with, photographs and a full set of descriptions plus the unique identification tag of the 12 objects are set to be published on the web on the 1st of November 2015 at 12:00. The post will also describe my life and personal thoughts of the summer 2010.
The internet blog page will hold the identity and the unique tags of the casting patterns for five years.

Will people be intrigued enough by the objects, buy them and keep them?
Will someone Google  the unique tag after the 1st of November 2015?
What will their story be? 654FK_VAN67TRP


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