GAILHEIDEL
What’s The Commodity?
2013
ceramic, wood, plumbing fixture, anti skid rubber flooring
5 x 2 x 4'
What’s The Commodity? Addresses architectural ornament and the balance between historical preservation and gentrification. The titular line, "What's the Commodity?" is explored through the terra cotta shipping pallets. The installation concludes with architectural fragments serving as metaphor for transition. As a whole, the work questions how our neighborhoods are being marketed and how they can be responsibly gentrified.
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