Beer can light, 2015

Design And Decorative Arts

Beer can, electrical components

9.84 x 3.94 x 3.94 in

25.0 x 10.0 x 10.0 cm

Edition of 50

This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

PRICE: $87

    About The Work

    Duncan Campbell’s Beer can light relates closely to the objects found in It for Others, his 2014 Turner Prize winning essay-film, in which anthropomorphised objects assume the form of packaging for other products. Examining what Campbell perceives to be a set of social relationships embodied within these objects, his work addresses their commodification and the construction of value, as well as the ways in which they relate to each other socially.

    Each Beer can light piece has been created with his fabricator Bill Breckenridge using ‘shop bought’ beer, with every can hand-emptied either through careful consumption or reluctant disposal; slight traces of these processes may therefore be found in each edition.

    Courtesy of Studio Voltaire

    About Duncan Campbell

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