Ah, Tetris. The primary coloured, geometric video game that happily whiled away so many primary school hours. If you’re good at it, it can give you an early taster of a job well done. It’s just a shame the same compartmentalizing technique can’t be used for all the 3D stuff that gathers when you grow up.
Except Michael Johansson shows it can. We first mentioned the Swedish artist’s installations (or practical storage solutions) in 2010 but now that they’re back, bigger and better, we thought we’d make room for them again. Packing together ping-pong tables, washing machines, drawers, boxes, shelves, sinks, suitcases, keyboards, computers, TVs and even cars to create a compact, colourful maze, these really do make the eyes boggle. With a fair few objects pre-dating the original game and others you can’t quite work out the use of, Johansson’s miscellaneous Tetris on a grand-scale is seriously cool.
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