Frozen Study of a Disaster by Los Carpinteros

Friday, May 30, 2008

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Havana-based Cuban artists Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodriguez, who make up the collective Los Carpinteros, created ‘In the Frozen Study of a Disaster’ — an apartment caught mid-explosion that looks like a bomb blast.
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Chunks of wall is sent flying, the sofa is showered in shards of glass, and the air is filled with dismembered chairs, tables, fridges, beds and electrical items. It’s like a frozen moment in a movie special effect, all suspended in mid-flight on lengths of fishing line and thin steel wires in an instant of explosive disaster.

The artwork made from IKEA and B&Q furniture painstakingly taken apart in mock-explosion makes the tables, cupboards and doors seem flimsy and papery. You walk past the installation, not through it.

As one Carpintero said, “It’s like marriage. Everything starts out as a wonderful dream and ends up a f***ing nightmare.”

The other Carpintero replied, “Hey, but you’ve never been married, man.”
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