Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed. Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and stacks multiple books to create completely original sculptural forms."My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception," he says.
The Chrono-Shredder is a device made by Susanna Hertrich that reminds us of the preciousness of our lifetime. It represents the passing of time by shredding the days of the year – printed on a paper roll – at a slow constant rate. To shred one day takes 24 hours. There is no “off”-button. As the seconds pass by, the tattered remains of the past pile up under the device.
Location: Near Abu Dhabi
Artist: Julian Beever
Candy Chang (@candychang) is a designer, urban planner, and artist who likes to make cities more comfortable for people. She recently became a TED 2011 Senior Fellow, where she is going to talk about "I Wish This Was" -- an initiative to let the people of New Orleans have a voice to share what they want, where they want it.
She posted fill-in-the-blank stickers on abandoned buildings and beyond. The stickers are custom vinyl and can be easily removed without damaging property.