Artist Unzips the Inner Workings of Vintage Gadgets
For his latest series of works titled "Reconnecting Time", Chinese art student Hu Shaoming disassembled a series of vintage gadgets and embedded open metal zippers in each object revealing the complex beauty of their inner workings. Speaking about the project Hu says, "I used the zipper to open a window on these great industrial discoveries of humanity. I feel like I'm bringing history back to the present. Breaking the objects into parts, reassembling them, inlaying a zipper, it's been a way to communicate with time and reconnect with the past. It's often been a challenging work because I also had to preserve the nature of the original objects, without damaging or corrupting them."