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Creative Reuse Replica: “BEAUTY ROUTINE” music video by Mothers features thoughtfully reused materials

Customer Kristine Leschper of Mothers made a replica of herself with what she found in our shop in their new music video “BEAUTY ROUTINE” that just premiered on Consequence of Sound. Leschper says, “BEAUTY ROUTINE talks about inhabiting a body or selfhood which, upon self-examination, becomes increasingly jarring or unrecognizable. It explores the idea of semantic satiation as applied to obsessive rituals, especially those associated with ‘beauty’ and physicality, where repetition leads to a loss of meaning and cognitive recognition.”  The replica used in the video was made from plaster, canvas strips, cotton batting, and acrylic paint that came from The Resource Exchange.  … Continue reading

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International Sculpture Center’s Task Party!

The International Sculpture Center celebrated International Sculpture Day by throwing a TASK Party! What’s a TASK Party?! Here’s how the ISC describes the event: Created by artist Oliver Herring, TASK is an improvisational event with a simple structure and very few rules. TASK’s open-ended, participatory structure creates almost unlimited opportunities for a group of people to interact with one another and their environment. TASKs’ flow and momentum depend on the tasks written and interpreted by its participants. In theory anything becomes possible. The continuous conception and interpretation of tasks is both chaotic and purpose driven. It is a complex, ever shifting … Continue reading

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“Second Nature: Junk Rethunk” at the Philadelphia Zoo

To see some wild examples of artists working with reclaimed materials, get yourself over to the Philadelphia Zoo, where their sculpture exhibition “Second Nature:  Junk Rethunk” is on display until October.  Second Nature features “an array of artist installations, some larger than life, each one telling stories of endangered animals through the use of recycled, reduced, reused, repurposed and renewed materials.” The exhibition speaks to why we all reduce and recycle to save energy and save wildlife. Picture a 13 ft gorilla made entirely from old car parts, a life size rhinoceros made out of serving trays and an alligator made from chewing … Continue reading

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