Debrock 32, Art Australia magazine and glue, 30 x 28 x 28 cm. © Photograph Alex Wisser.
DEBROCKS (2011-2017)26 November 2013
The Debrocks have evolved from a previous line of enquiry: the Wallpaper Sculptures. The aforementioned are three-dimensional structures created from paper.
Over time I developed a technique for making wallpaper solid, which I then began applying to other archives. For instance I applied the system to the British Gas bill archive, or to entire publications. Through this process of condensation of magazines I end up with structures that contain the entire publication and resemble rocks. The Debrocks are a geology of lifestyle, and are a physical solidification of images of the stuff that gets compacted in our landfills. The Debrocks reflect on the cycle of destruction perpetuated by consumerism in which old markets and the products that have sustained them have to disappear in order for new ones to emerge.