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Michael Sailstorfer

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Michael Sailstorfer contrasts the art of cleaning with the art of blasting things to smithereens. One minute he’s clearing room-sized squares in forest floors to highlight our unnaturally domesticated fixation with tidiness, and the next he’s attaching air canisters to roots of trees just so that he might see them fly. Inspired primarily by methods used in scientific experiments, Sailstorfer takes the rules of natural forces and applies them to objects that make you question the logic of the earth versus your own emotions. He also turned a police car into a drum kit, that’s all I’m saying.

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.