FRANK HALMANS

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ECHNOLOGY:
VACUUM CLEANER
Used in its normal form. The way it is meant to work (he only changed the way the vacuums look).

MATERIALS:
WOOD/VACUUM CLEANER/PLASTIC/METAL
These materials are used to create the houses/models.

EFFECT:
AWARENESS
Dutch artist frank halmans often explores the domestic world through his work.
His series of functioning vacuums which he has transformed into ‘works of architecture’ – representing our households and personal space – emphasize this theme.
Blurring the line between the interior and exterior. Here, halman has taken an appliance which we use to clean and de-clutter our dwellings and has modified its role.
Instead now, dirt and the debris is purposely sucked into the domestic interior, within these imagined dwellings, standing as a metaphor for the things which we experience and collect mentally in our memory and physically in our lives .
By changing the vacuum cleaners this way, the artist makes you think about what we actually do. The effect of the cleaning in a way.

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