Corrupt Project by recyclism (я) | Recyclism
aka Benjamin Gaulon

The Aesthetic of Obsolescence
Broken Portraits


Recyclism Broken 2016

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Broken Portraits

Mass produced devices are highly impersonal: each of them, when new, looks exactly like the next. Tablets, smartphones are very personal devices that we carry everyday and yet, as objects, they are very impersonal.

Thanks to planned obsolescence those devices are designed to break. On the other hand cracks and scratches become signs that allows us to identify our devices among others. So once broken, they become more unique and, in a way more personal.

Broken Portraits is a serie of portraits of mobile phone users created from their broken screens. After the original cracks have been retraced precisely, the screen is enlarged and reproduced with plexiglass by a laser cutter. Each piece carries the name of its original owner.


Broken Portraits



Broken Portraits

Broken Portraits

Broken Portraits

Broken Portraits

Broken Portraits

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