Classification as Mundane & Extraordinary Act

By | September 29, 2014

This week’s reading on Ordering Media’s “Innumerable Species”encouraged me to think about the ways classification affects us in ways that are both unthinkably “mundane” and at the same time unbelievably ambitious. That any grocery store must attempt to contain and organize in one (sometimes small) space the universe of food which we deem acceptable to consume is in many ways a remarkable feat. In this sense I will explore the ways in which our “classification impulse” can be spatialized and subverted in both the common grocery store as well as some works by famous Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco.

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