Ephemicropolis | Peter Root
Ephemicropolis 2010 is an installation by Peter Root made with 100,000 staples that were broken into varying sizes from full stacks about 12cm high down to single staples. These stacks were then stood up and arranged over a period of 40 hours. Approx floor area 600x300cm
At the artist statements we can read:
The work I create regularly involves highly labor-intensive, mantra-like procedures of construction and assemblage. As well as being simple, playful experiments the work often touches upon themes of impermanence, repetition, structure, pattern, scale and architecture. My work often takes the form of extremely fragile, temporary arrangements, with works subject to micro-apocalyptic events such as a light breeze or a falling leaf.
A video on the making-of, here: