0
a pixie romance<br />Analysis by:  Ah’livia<br />
Do you love shoes & purses?<br />
Well ironically…<br />the Prada, Marfa store is located in Valentine, Texas.<br />and…<br />
Valentine, Texas is in the middle of nowhere.<br />
But Why <br />?<br />
Artists Elmgreen & Dragset, made this art instillation.   <br />
Degrade & Disappear<br />The store front is made out of biodegradable materials,<br />and was never scheduled for maintena...
vAnDaLiZeD!<br /><ul><li>BUT, thieves broke windows
stole shoes & purses
and spray pained the words…</li></ul>“Dumb” & “Dum Dum” <br />
Deviating from the original plan; the building was repaired & restocked.<br />Except this time the bottoms of the purses &...
What do you think<br />?<br />
My interpretation<br />Façade Storefront:  This could symbolize padlocked exclusivity.  <br />The green interior lights ha...
My interpretation<br />Valentine:  The location begs the question:  Why do so many people adore consumerism?  <br />Desola...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Prada marfa

1,338

Published on

A Pixie Romance (a fairy tale): An artistic analysis of the Prada, Marfa store.

Published in: Technology, Business
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
1,338
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
7
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Transcript of "Prada marfa"

  1. 1. a pixie romance<br />Analysis by: Ah’livia<br />
  2. 2. Do you love shoes & purses?<br />
  3. 3. Well ironically…<br />the Prada, Marfa store is located in Valentine, Texas.<br />and…<br />
  4. 4. Valentine, Texas is in the middle of nowhere.<br />
  5. 5. But Why <br />?<br />
  6. 6. Artists Elmgreen & Dragset, made this art instillation. <br />
  7. 7. Degrade & Disappear<br />The store front is made out of biodegradable materials,<br />and was never scheduled for maintenance as the storefront began to fade.<br />
  8. 8. vAnDaLiZeD!<br /><ul><li>BUT, thieves broke windows
  9. 9. stole shoes & purses
  10. 10. and spray pained the words…</li></ul>“Dumb” & “Dum Dum” <br />
  11. 11. Deviating from the original plan; the building was repaired & restocked.<br />Except this time the bottoms of the purses & shoes were removed and cameras installed.<br />
  12. 12. What do you think<br />?<br />
  13. 13. My interpretation<br />Façade Storefront: This could symbolize padlocked exclusivity. <br />The green interior lights hail passing motorists with the illusion of a welcome sign. But upon closer approach one finds the doors sealed closed and there is no one inside to handle purchases. <br />Yet, people continue to gaze upon the green glow (symbolizing money), signage, and products (symbolizing status).<br />Money and prestige are hypnotic.<br />
  14. 14. My interpretation<br />Valentine: The location begs the question: Why do so many people adore consumerism? <br />Desolate setting: Similar to the question “If a tree falls and no one is around does it still make a sound?”<br />I ask “If no one is around to acknowledge social rank are symbols of status still valid?”<br />Vanishing act: Using biodegradable materials may symbolize the natural decay in life; including the decay of inanimate objects. All status symbols and empires eventually become outdated and deteriorate.<br />
  15. 15. My interpretation<br />Removing the bottom: Aside from the obvious reason of deterring and catching potential thieves I noticed a few unintentional meanings as well.<br />Eliminating the product’s foundations may inadvertently and symbolically represent society’s willingness to accept something as real even if it lacks a strong base as support. <br />Also the instillation of security cameras may represent how people of high social status are supporters of BIG BROTHER.<br />Do people in high social rank find it easier to remove people at the bottom ranks of society as a necessary reason to safeguard themselves?<br />
  16. 16. My interpretation<br />I enjoyed analyzing this work of art.<br />Ah’livia<br />Ah.livia@yahoo.com<br /> * * *<br />SOURCES:<br /><ul><li>Information collected from sites using the Google search engine.
  17. 17. Pictures collected from Google images
  18. 18. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PradaMarfa
  19. 19. The interpretations were all my own</li>
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×