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Marisa Olson (B. 1977)
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Marisa Olson (B. 1977)

Untitled (from the series "Time Capsules")

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Marisa Olson (B. 1977)
Untitled (from the series "Time Capsules")
gold spray paint on mobile phone
overall: 6 ¼ x 1 ¾ x 7/8in. (16 x 4.5 x 2.4cm.)
Executed in 2014
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Lot Essay

‘The Time Capsules series contends with the areas between modern technology’s inherent obsolescence and the seemingly boundless methods of production and distribution. In these sculptures and installations, I am concerned with what I have termed “upgrade culture” and the environmental impacts of consumers’ trashing former objects of commodity fetishism in favor of newer toys and tools. Often exhibited in site-specific assemblages resembling landfills or garbage piles, I see these objects as endangered units of time otherwise destined for burial, but instead rescued, taken out of circulation, and painted gold (“Fort Knox-style”) in reclamation of their value.’ (Marisa Olson, 2015).

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