Pavlina Kasparova

Glove (migration) adoption

 

This work addresses the value of things and promotion of recycling. I have been intrigued by the fact of how fast value of things can drop. For me, a symbol of devaluation are lost gloves which I can find everywhere around Cambridge and which I have been photographing for about three years. Most of these gloves will probably end up in rubbish bins. Is it possible to restore value to them and return them to use? In the figurative sense the whole project represents the reality of consumerism which does not seek a long lifetime for “useful” products and promotes overproduction as a norm. However, such an approach can in its most extreme form ratify the devaluation of human beings when they lose their “usefulness” as well. 

Pavlina Kasparova, Fine Art Ph.D.