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Found Object Project #1

The above pictures are the final display of the work.

Title: A Piece of Bread is Revolting Against the Diner on the Plate

Theme: Capitalism, anti-war, absurd

Materials: Iron cutleries, plastic cutleries, staple foods

In this project I want to interpret the relationship between food and human, which humans are the food eaters. Foods are something control by human, however, human’s living also rely on foods, especially staple foods, for most of the peoples. Interestingly, through out history, there were many significant uprising revolutions began with lack of staple food, e.g. no flours to make bread.

I also used the plastic material of cutlery to represent the weakness of strength compare with the iron cutlery, to indicate the concept of tyranny of the authorities contrast with the people in the lower social class, the plastic cutlery being an indefensible weapon which can never fight against the iron cutlery, showing the toxic ironic social phenomenon in the world right now.

Research and thinking:

I also like to think about the governance and people in the political society. For the most of time, the concept of “government” always stands as a collective authority, capitalist or sovereignty, refers to totalitarianism, whereas instead of peoples, the authority is the ruler of the country. Inspired by the French revolution and the novel les miserables, I decided to use the staple food as a representative of peoples under extreme governance, and the plastic cutlery as the invisible revolt of the peoples, ironically demonstrated in an absurd way, indicating my attitude of anti-war.



Victor Marie Hugo, LES MISERABLES

Royalcollegeofart_photo, HOW TO DO NOTHING





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