Social Sculpture and Connective Aesthetics: Commodities and the DNA of capitalism

“They’re in your face. Banana skins. Dried. Cured. Blackened. Flattened. Sewn together in a panel. Stretched. Taut. On a frame. Right in your face. And it smells. It’s rich. Gorgeous. You can’t move too far away. Get too distanced. If you want to keep the headphones on. The ones that are attached to the little metal box below the panel and the frame. The one with the number on. E49034…”

– Ian Cook



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