created by Phoebe A

4 Mar 2010

The process of compression

Going back to what I was yabbering on about how photography compresses the 3D object to a 2D image, here is a man who did just that in a more literal sense. In 2001 Michael Landy presented 'Breakdown', a performance-cum-installation piece exhibited at the old C&A building in London. He demonstrates a radical rebellion against consumerist capitalist society by destroying everything he owns, and crushes them flat.

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