Produced by Daniel Arsham, 2013-2018
Future Relic 01: Mobile Phone
Future Relic 02: 35MM Camera
Future Relic 03: Clock
Future Relic 04: Cassette Tape
Future Relic 05: Telephone
Future Relic 06: Polaroid
Future Relic 07: Cassette Player
Future Relic 08: Radio
Future Relic 09: Keyboard
Plaster, crushed glass fragments
Each piece is #12 in series
Includes all original packaging: custom foam-lined boxes, holographic authenticity labels, art handling gloves, excavation journal, and sew-on patch. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
About the artist:
Daniel Arsham’s uchronic aesthetics revolves around his concept of fictional archaeology. Working in sculpture, architecture, drawing and film, he creates and crystallizes ambiguous in-between spaces or situations, and further stages what he refers to as future relics of the present. They are eroded casts of modern artifacts and contemporary human figures, which he expertly makes out of some geological material such as sand, selenite or volcanic ash for them to appear as if they had just been unearthed after being buried for ages. Always iconic, most of the objects that he turns into stone refer to the late 20th century or millennial era, when technological obsolescence unprecedentedly accelerated along with the digital dematerialization of our world. While the present, the future and the past poetically collide in his haunted yet playful visions between romanticism and pop art, Daniel Arsham also experiments with the timelessness of certain symbols and gestures across cultures.