Tools of the trade. Batch 1

07 Mar 2012 | Will Foster - Berlin, Germany

" He who seeks to approach his own buried past must conduct himself like a man digging. He must not be afraid to return again and again to the same matter; to scatter it as one scatters earth, to turn it over as one turns over soil. For the matter itself is only a deposit, a stratum, which yields only to the most meticulous examination what constitutes the real treasure hidden within the earth: the images, severed from all earlier associations, that stand --like precious fragments or torsos in a collector's gallery --in the prosaic rooms of our later understanding.”

Walter Benjamin

This is an image of the first batch of tools in my studio, they are constructed from found materials on the Kopi wasteland. I want to experiment with hybridity further, In particular finding ways to incorporate other functions into shovels and spades. How these tools are made available is another question I am toying with...

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