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daniel arsham // fossilized instruments // perrotin paris exhibit ‘the future is always now’ features a series of casts of traditional instruments like guitars, turntables, microphones, boomboxes, walkmans and keyboards. made from materials like glacial rock dust, ground volcanic glass, hydrostone, rose quartz, and steel, arsham handcrafts these fictional disused items exposed to the effect of time. these tools are crafted to seem as if they are damaged by the passage of time, resembling fossilized items found in a futuristic archeological dig. semi-deteriorating and worn down to look like volcanic specimens, the collection of monochromatic modern relics probe questions about the linearity of time and history.

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