Foamposites

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“Foamposites” (foam + composites) is an attempt to dislocate and de-hierarchize design typologies and taste. Each image presents a different temporary totem, composed by deconstructing and rearranging majlis foam found at City Style Furniture & Curtain, an upholstery shop in Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi.

 

As traditional and “folk” design objects are displaced by a sleek global style, these sculptures work to complicate the Western-centric hegemony of aesthetic taste, while also gesturing to the often invisible labor behind the everyday objects we consume.

 © 2020 by Christopher Benton

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