Christian Boltanski’s No Man’s Land

Have you ever sat back and contemplated how much ‘stuff’ you use on a weekly, even daily basis? Do you consider clothing to be items of utility or a means to show others what type of person you are? These are a couple of the questions I imagine Christian Boltanski is trying to address with his work No Man’s Land. “This sprawling piece is centered around a 30-ton mass of clothes that is picked up and dropped — in an act of abject futility — by a massive, industrial crane. All around are tidy squares of used clothing, illuminated by harsh fluorescent lights. […] The dire industrial backdrop keeps things suitably grim.” There is a strong message of life and death here also.

Via: C-Monster

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