Artist Shiro Masuyama handed in three objects, one of which was a broken iPhone cable.The USB connection had been stepped on and was crushed. What to do with this broken leftover of what had once been an accessory of the most popular luxury object of our day and age?
In a way it made me think of the recent IT bubble in Ireland, and the whole myth of the Celtic Tiger, which turned out to be very expensive for the Irish people. I found some nice knot patterns on Youtube, further implicating the myth of the Celts in the modern digital age, and proceeded to turn the cable into a “Tree of Life” Celtic knot. I mounted the necklace I now had in a simple box frame to further separate it from the everyday and emphasize its mythical qualities.
Object no. 2