Maarten Vanden Eynde

Industrial Devolution

2012
Various metals
60 x 60 x 5 cm

Industrial Devolution is the final stage of the project Industrial Evolution which consists of the last 100 pairs of manufactured objects from Digbeth, Birmingham, the birthplace of the industrial revolution. The pairs are split up before they are squeezed in a metal recycling press. The result is again two different lumps of metal. The weight is exactly the same, but visually they are as different as the individual original pairs.