2 July 2012

Lucas Maassen

Two projects i like...

Valerie, My Crystal Sister
Artist Lucas Maassen never had a sister. His parents separated before making another baby, so he did what any scientifically-inclined artist would do: he crystalized bits of his parents’ DNA. He then made larger copies of the crystals and had his parents assemble a sculpture from those crystals as part of an exhibition titled Confrontations.

Valerie, My Crystal Sister from Lucas Maassen & Sons on Vimeo.

Lucas Maassen & Sons
"Lucas Maassen has employed his 3 sons, Thijme (9), Julian (7) and Maris (7). His Sons are responsible for the paint job of the furniture which is build in the factory. They get paid 1 Euro for every piece of furniture they paint. As agreed by the contract they signed.
Due to Dutch child labour laws it is only possible for Thijme, Julian and Maris to work for 3 hours a week. As a result of this the production speed has became a crucial factor in the process. Time limitations are set, they contribute to the typical LM&S aesthetics."

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