Daniel Arsham Fills an Excavation Site with the Detritus of Consumer Culture in His Latest Installation

For his latest installation titled "Welcome to the Future" at Miami'sLocust Projects, New York City-based artist Daniel Arsham (previously) has transformed the gallery into an excavation site, digging a trench in the gallery’s floor that holds thousands of calcified 20th century artifacts. Mounds of boom boxes, electric guitars, SLR cameras, Blackberries, game controllers, VHS tapes, Walkmans, film projectors, and portable televisions, rendered in crystal and volcanic ash fill the massive hole. Via the press release, "The trench presents the recent past as archeology, a world of technological objects whose obsolescence was built into their design, preserved like petrified wood or the figures of Pompeii."

 Find out more about the exhibit here.

via [Lustik]