The Object In And Of Itself

This project consists of nine photographs of a pre-smart phone Nokia mobile printed at 1 to 1 scale. Each phone displays a succession of text messages regarding the process of the phone's coming into being, either at the moment before it enters utility or the moment after it has become broken. This work aims to investigate our relationship with things and, to a larger extent, technology, a relationship most often limited and located somewhere external to the thing; we are estranged from an object’s capacity to speak for itself because we only see it through the utility and possible market value it represents.

Media: 9 aluminum mounted giclee prints on wooden shelf
Dimensions: 8.663 x 5.8 inches each (mobile phone printed at 1 to 1 scale)
Date: 2011

Anthony Marcellini - The Object In And Of Itself - 01-Marcellini
Anthony Marcellini - The Object In And Of Itself - object-final01
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Anthony Marcellini - The Object In And Of Itself - object-final03
Anthony Marcellini - The Object In And Of Itself - object-final04
Anthony Marcellini - The Object In And Of Itself - object-final05
Anthony Marcellini - The Object In And Of Itself - object-final06
Anthony Marcellini - The Object In And Of Itself - object-final07
Anthony Marcellini - The Object In And Of Itself - object-final08
Anthony Marcellini - The Object In And Of Itself - object-final09