H 14.4 W 13.5 D 7.5
Cage, Burnt doll parts and unwanted remains from the EMPIRE S.N.A.F.U RESTORATION PROJECT
Empire S.N.A.F.U restoration project opened the original Dollhaus gallery at 37 Broadway, Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2002 for a two month show with their large scale kinetic dioramas. They have submitted to all THE TERRIBLE TOY FAIRS. We welcome some original pieces from the Empire S.N.A.F.U restoration project for the comeback of TTTF V.
Empire S.N.A.F.U. Restoration Project is described as a “feverish mélange of Dystopian technology, sexual obsolescence, & implied religion; painstakingly assembled from dead animals, obsolete military hardware, broken toys, human excrement and fire;” it is curated by E. Stephen.
E. Stephen, as Curator for the project, claims dystopia for our default state, yet all created systems (even Empire S.N.A.F.U.) are necessarily utopian in structure, and his practice is not only an utopian technology, but also an utopian present which represents the past.
The art claims weird language constructs, strange capitalization schemes, and self-styled acronyms as part of its purview; adding an opacity which is necessary to the impossibilities of perfection/utopia, but also one that clouds perception of the Empire for the viewer.
S.N.A.F.U. hides within the machine of its own construction while it dreams dreams that only the Curator can know. Yet E. Stephen, as Curator, is exhibiting and writing and trying to communicate — reaching out to us, through performance, exhibits, the internet and scraps of paper through an impenetrable interface; all while the Curator is naked inside his box.
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SHIPS IN A CARDBOARD BOX
This caged abandoned toy will ship in a sturdy, well-protected cardboard box with alot of peanuts. We ensure artworks are shipped according to our very high standards. Expect your artwork to arrive with plenty of support packaged in to make its adventure as safe as possible as it travels from DOLLHAUS II into to your hands and it's new home.
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