Produced by Library Street Collective with Louis Buhl & Co., 2021
Set of 5 offset print
61 x 91.5 cm | 24 x 36 in
About the project:
This series was produced on the occasion of the artist's exhibition Turning Wrenches at the Library Street Collective, Detroit (June - August 2021).
The five offset prints feature imagery pulled from the billboards Arsham exhibited for the Library Street Collective's 2021 Public Matter project titled Fictional Advertisements.
A nod to the Detroit automotive industry and international car culture as a whole, the billboards included in the public installation present fictional vintage advertisements for Arsham’s altered and eroded car artworks. These uncanny ads invite their viewers to purchase vehicles for their own journey into the past or the future—time travel machines that can be personally owned and managed. There is a discussion at hand about the juxtaposition of eroding human-produced objects, the tenacity of geological materials that aid in efforts toward time travel, and the overall significant role time plays in the conversation.