What makes a watch tick? How does a sewing machine stitch? Where does an iPod get its shuffle? For those who have ever asked questions like these, Things Come Apart
is a revelation.
As a kid, I used to dismantle toys and found it odd, that other kids didn’t. As a kid, I wanted to try and put things back together more than wanting to take them apart. If you can see the inner workings of some thing from a distance(aka dis-assembly) you find joy in putting it back together.
The same is true with outcomes. You do not appreciate some days, what goes into getting some thing done. Thats where through extraordinary photographs, disassembled objects and fascinating videos, Things Come Apart reveals the inner workings of common, everyday possessions. It will help you appreciate what make things tick. Including your self.
Images of dozens of objects explore how things are designed and made and how technology has evolved over time. For example, the individual components of a record player, a Walkman, and an iPod illustrate the technical changes in sound reproduction over the years, and images of the parts of a mechanical and digital watch demonstrate different approaches to timepiece engineering.
Let your mind be curious. Let your mind explore. Some days you need to not work on new projects, or old projects, you just need to breathe and appreciate the beauty, simplicity and power of execution in the things around you.
Today I am sharing a visual investigation of design and engineering, Things Come Apart also celebrates classic examples of industrial design like the sewing machine, the mechanical pencil, and the telescope. Additionally, the exhibition explores ideas about reuse, repair, and recycling…. Let your mind wander..