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May 23, 2002
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Very cool artwork made out of pieces of toast of various done-ness. "The toaster toasts and when it does this it reproduces itself." If I had a nickel for every time I made that observation. (via Bifurcated Rivets)
posted by luser (8 comments total)

 
Imagine how hard this would be to do with feces. The eating regime required to get the different tones would have to be intense and bizarre. And then there's storage.
posted by pracowity at 10:36 AM on May 23, 2002


pracowity, I don't recall reading any mention of feces in the article. Did you come up with that idea yourself? If so, you have what it takes to become a major player in the art world.
posted by Faze at 10:53 AM on May 23, 2002


Ultimately, the toaster is an apology for the quality of our bread.
It attempts, heroically, to transform the semi-sweet, characterless,
"plastic" packaged bread that we have learned to love into something
more palatable and more manageable... Every piece of toast is a tragedy.

--From Arthur Asa Berger's Crux of Toast.

I wish I could find the rest of the above quote, it was in Harper's like 12 years ago.
posted by malphigian at 11:03 AM on May 23, 2002


Overlooking the fact that the bread is of course heated to make the design, it is indeed a "very cool artwork." Nice link.

It's also much more relevant to our daily lives than, say, the Pope being hit by a meteor.
posted by LeLiLo at 11:11 AM on May 23, 2002


In a juvenile moment, i sniggered at the url... let one rip, bro...
posted by wibbler at 3:17 PM on May 23, 2002


All together now: "Toast is a toaster's way of making another toaster."
posted by alumshubby at 7:37 PM on May 23, 2002


"As in all the work by FA+, there are many things happening on many levels, at the same time."

How many levels exactly? I counted 12.

Sorry, it's a nice picture and a cool idea but why do people feel they have to dress these thing in so much pretentious wanky art bollocks?
posted by Spoon at 1:19 AM on May 24, 2002


> I don't recall reading any mention of feces in the article.

OK, I made it up.

> If so, you have what it takes to become a major player
> in the art world.

That may be truer than you think. But if I were to make this particular piece, I believe it would have to be attributed to "the workshop of pracowity" because I'm just not, let's say, prolific enough to do something like that within a reasonable time.
posted by pracowity at 4:13 AM on May 24, 2002


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