Things come apart - The Guardian

Most people outside of Germany don’t know that German culture does not only consist of Beer, BMW and Bavarian sausages although you will mostly see these things on the media during the course of the next two weeks. No, we also had quite a few decent writers, musicians and artists and therefore this blog will from time to time feature some cultural contributions, like Things come apart by Todd McLellan.

Yay – destroying stuff!

I would like to start with a Canadian artist, who apparently has an almost German-esk fondness for structure and organisation. His reverse-engineering approach to art is very appealing for the little pedant in you. First he breaks things into pieces, just to organise them neatly afterwards and take pictures of it. The essence of that is quite German and reminds me of butterfly collectors. Check out the video below! People with OCDs will appreciate this..

You can also check out his website (see link below), where you can find some more pictures and prints by him.

TL DR:

Read: His homepage www.toddmclellan.com
Watch: The video

Written by Tom

Day-time engineer (of course!), free-time vinyl-nudger and uber-organised model citizen. When living together with Julia, we never thought we could be good examples.

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