Monday, April 19, 2010

Hand-crafted Mass Production: Lauren DiCoccio

Lauren DiCoccio's work on Zero1blog, reinfusing mass-produced objects with a personal hand-crafted touch. 

“My work investigates the physical/tangible beauty of commonplace mass-produced media-objects, most recently: the newspaper, magazines, office papers and writing pads, plastic bags, 35 mm slides. These media are becoming obsolete, replaced by the invisible efficiency of various technologies. In some cases, this transition is a good thing- faster transmission and distribution of information, streamlined systems, openness to user input, less waste. But a hole is left behind by the disappearance of these everyday objects. What will happen when we no longer touch information? When newsprint does not rub off onto our fingertips? When we no longer write longhand?  The tedious handiwork and obsessive care I employ to create my work aims to remind the viewer of these simple but intimate pieces of everyday life and to provoke a pang of nostalgia for the familiar physicality of these objects.” - Lauren DiCioccio
Thank You x7 (blue) (2008)
Hand embroidery on organza
 11JUL07 (2007) Hand-embroidery on cotton muslin upholstered around the July 11, 2007 edition of The New York Times, 14.25 x 12.25 (John McCain).

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