Future Relic 09 - Keyboard, 2018
From an edition of 500
With original packaging
3 2/5 × 26 1/4 × 9 3/10 inches (8.6 × 66.7 × 23.6 cm.)
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Daniel Arsham is a multidisciplinary artist exploring the distortions of structures, time and space. His work revolves around the unique concept of ‘Fictional Archeology’, also described as ‘future relics of the present’, creating eroded casts of artifacts from the late 20th century and millennial era as if they had been discovered after being buried for ages. To produce such casts, the artist uses geological materials such as sand, volcanic ash and crystals to further emphasize the idea of unearthing and of timeless crystallization of those cultural symbols.
Future Relic 09 - Keyboard is the ninth and ultimate rendition of Arsham’s collection of nostalgic and vintage relics, following the Polaroid camera or the Sony Walkman. Casted in plaster and crushed glass, the decaying keyboard is presented in its original packaging. Arsham is an artist on the rise, evoking playful visions between Romanticism and Pop Art.