Aesthetics is not really an issue in this store. Here the value of a particular product is simply defined in terms of its decorativeness. And they sell them not because they subscribe to a particular aura, but because they are available to them. In this store all cultures, all products, all values are equalized in terms of pricing structure - everything is marked down.
Haim Steinbach, interview with Bob Nickas “Shopping with Haim Steinbach” Flash Art 1987

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Haim Steinbach

un-color becomes alter ego1984plastic laminated wood shelf with radio-cassette player and latex masks31 1/2 x 65 x 16 inches

Haim Steinbach

un-color becomes alter ego
1984
plastic laminated wood shelf with radio-cassette player and latex masks
31 1/2 x 65 x 16 inches

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Olaf Breuning

GUM GLUM GLEE2000(video still)9:24 MINUTES

Olaf Breuning


GUM GLUM GLEE
2000
(video still)
9:24 MINUTES

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C’est facile de choisir une chose qui vous plaît. Ce plait est basé sur vos traditions, votre esprit de goût et de choses comme ça… Il fallait choisir quelque chose sans goût, vous comprenez, insipide…
Marcel Duchamps interviewed by Georges Charbonnier 1960

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for me the artists were the remedy to overthinking it from a scientific standpoint
Steven Lisberger “Making of Tron” 2000?

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Steven Lisberger, “The Making of Tron” 2000?

Steven Lisberger, “The Making of Tron” 2000?

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Crom: Look. This… is all a mistake. I’m just a compound interest program. I work at a savings and loan! I can’t play in these video games!
Guard: Sure you can, pal. You look like a natural athlete if I ever saw one.
Crom
: Who, me? Are you kidding? No, I run to check on T-bill rates, I get out of breath. Hey, look, you guys are gonna make my User, Mr. Henderson, very angry. He’s a full-branch manager.
Guard: Great. Another religious nut. [pushes Crom into the holding cell]
Ram
: I’d say “Welcome Friend”. But not here. Not like this.
Crom: I don’t even know what I’m doing here.
Ram: Do you believe in the Users?
Crom: Sure I do. If I don’t have a User, then who wrote me?
Ram
: That’s what you’re doing down here.

"Tron" 1982, Story by Steven Lisberger, Bonnie MacBird

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"Fight disc" 2002, Philippe Decrauzat

"Fight disc" 2002, Philippe Decrauzat

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do you believe in the users?

Ram to Crom, in “Tron” 1982 by Steven Lisberger

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Still from “Tron” by Steven Lisberger, 1982

Still from “Tron” by Steven Lisberger, 1982

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