Work / Art

Michael Sailstorfer

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.