Broken Porcelain Lady Figurines

Jessica Harrison takes old ceramic statues of fancily-dressed women and disembowels them. These found porcelain figures, that are typically seen occupying a special place your grandmother’s credenza, are reimagined in the most gory of ways. The juxtaposition of the prim statuettes displaying their decapitated heads and freshly opened throats without changing their demure expressions is striking. Despite having appeared to have been subjected to an awful violence (perhaps their own), the Georgian and Victorian-era figures remain decorous figures. The results are gory and macabre while also being kitsch and playful.

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There is a great interview with Harrison about the meaning behind her work on The Skinny. Many of these images can be purchased as signed and numbered prints on Harrison’s website.

5 Million Dollars 1 Terabyte

5 Million Dollars 1 Terabyte“5 Million Dollars 1 Terrabyte” (2011) is a sculpture by Manuel Palou currently showing at Low Budget Gallery. The work consists solely of a 1 TB Black External Hard Drive containing just under $5,000,000 worth of illegally downloaded files. A full list of the files with clickable download links can be found here, should you dare.

via Rhizome

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