February 15th, 2018

“Don Quixote” at Barbara Weiss

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“Don Quixote” at Barbara Weiss
Cameron Rowland, Loot, 2018, Cut copper tube, cardboard box, crate, 27 x 48 x 33 cm Rental
At some point basic utilities like electricity and water were services controlled by the state, because they relied so heavily on public infrastructure. More and more these flows are valved by private corporations. When abandoned buildings are broken into and stripped of their copper piping, it is sold to scrap yards, where it is sheared. This copper scrap was bought from a scrap yard after initial processing. Copper has a function, its base material has an inherent value.