Work In Progress
I have been pushing a chest of drawers down the stairwell of my flat, repairing it, and then pushing it down again. I plan to repeat this until the object is completely transformed and unrecognisable. The video above shows the beginnings of this process, however I hope that, after many more falls, the object itself will sculpturally embody this cycle of breaking and repairing.
I want to question our relationship to our objects, not only to our prized possessions but to furniture like this, which tends to be viewed as disposable as it is not built to last. Normally a crack or break would be a vulnerable point, but for these drawers, made of chipboard and veneer, the glued parts are the toughest. Is it possible that after enduring so much damage it will actually end up stronger? In some ways the drawers represent a life of a person as much as that of an object.