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fixing broken walls

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I came across the work of artist Jan Vormann on another blog. These works are part of an installation piece called Dispatchwork, in which sections of ancient walls across  Bocchignano, Italy, a village close to Rome, were ‘repaired’ using lego bricks. The contrast between the rough and dull textures of the bricks with the smooth, shiny and bright colours of the lego creates a really interesting visual combination. This is also reinforced by the  large size disparity between the two materials.

There is also a conceptual contrast between the brand new (and throwaway) nature of the lego with the ancient (almost timeless) bricks. This work was created as part of the “20 Eventi”



Written by yasmin1m

April 13, 2011 at 11:32 pm

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