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Found Materials as an Apparatus to simulate the Human Experience

The Apparatus is our enterprise for modeling knowledge. The philosopher Michel Foucault stated, the apparatus is that which is capable of expressing “the said, as much as the unsaid”, “a device which is always linked to certain limits of knowledge that arise from it and, to an equal degree, condition it”. 

Furthering this the philosopher, Giorgio Agamben advanced on Foucault by indicating that the Apparatus is that which is capable of capturing the essence of Living Beings. The work in this series is an reflection of Agamben's "apparatuses" as it relates to capturing the essence of the destruction and entropic demise of personal relationships.

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