Alternative Rocket Science I
2001 | Mundus stool, alkyd paint

The idea for the object came from the Mexican comic series by Ruis called Los Agachados (The Underdogs) which was ubiquitous in the 1970s. One issue dealt with a postulated Mexican attempt to enter the space race with all the implied political and technological consequences. I thought of making a series of “space” objects, each with a “national” flavour. The discovery of the Mundus Company [Mundus = Latin for “world”] stool here in Austria offered the ideal opportunity. The series went no further.

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