GAILHEIDEL
What’s The Commodity?
2013
gift box, wood, fasteners
18 x 18 x 5"
What’s The Commodity? Addresses architectural ornament and the balance between historical preservation and gentrification. For the first time, I have injected myself into the work through the vehicle of self-portrait. This self-portrait is presented as a gift box containing fasteners used in installations dating back to 2008 to create a historical time-line referencing my research and previous works that explore urbanism. As a whole, the work questions how our neighborhoods are being marketed and how they can be responsibly gentrified.
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