The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

17 October 2007

Don't tease me, brew

Nikos Floros spent ten years making uncomfortable garments more uncomfortable — in the name of Art, of course. A sample:

Corset made from beer cans

Yes, those are beer tabs in the closure, and the fabric itself is strips cut from former beer cans. The complete collection consists of 14 pieces, which took nearly ten years to assemble. (The matching shoes don't look too awful, but I don't think any of this stuff is wearable — unlike, say, Nicole Moan's ceramic corsets.)

Pertinent quote from the artist:

I wanted to do something with consumable products, because I believe our modern temples today are supermarkets and malls, where you feel you exist, in other words "I consume therefore I exist."

(Via Shoewawa. Submitted to Electric Venom's Bite Me! and Outside the Beltway's Beltway Traffic Jam.)

Posted at 8:04 AM to Rag Trade

"I drink, therefore I am." --Foster Brooks (or maybe not)

Posted by: McGehee at 9:08 AM on 17 October 2007

Clearly meant to be worn by a woman unfamiliar with beer drinking.

Posted by: localmalcontent at 10:04 AM on 17 October 2007

If I came downstairs wearing that, my husband might just stop staring at the TV for a moment. He wouldn't notice I was bleeding from numerous places, but he'd probably pause his viewing long enough to figure out if there were beer to be had behind those pop tops.

Posted by: Venomous Kate at 3:48 PM on 17 October 2007

You see these sculptures made of beer cans, pop tops, pull tabs, etc., at "naive art" shows. They're a very popular style. Not really meant to be worn, natch.

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 9:48 PM on 19 October 2007