REPOSITORY : material science
Material Science ( 1989 )
learning from Beuys and Duchamp

This box of materials was the result of investigations into the sculptural work of Joseph Beuys and Marcel Duchamp. The box contained samples of materials the artists used in their artwork. The Beuys section had samples of animal fat, felt, copper and photo documentation of a visit to a slaughterhouse. The Duchamp section contained samples of glass, plaster (of Paris) and galvanized plaster. The box was designed as a companion to a theoretical inquiry into the topic of using material properties as an interpretative tool (materiology) to better understand late 20th century art.