“Progress?” comments about how manufacturing has transitioned through a number of continents since the industrial revolution. With a number of incarnations between both the UK and US industries in metal casting. “Progress?,” also comments about the aftermath of outsourcing due to increasing profitability, environmental concerns and the development of skilled workforce in emerging counties.
An old slide cabinet for medium format slide film seemed the best way to convey the stages of metal casting. The cast iron hard hat speaks to the countless people, families and communities that prospered and suffered due to the improvement of a town only to leave it decimated once the jobs were no more.
MATERIALS: Slide cabinet and medium format slides, LED’s, microprocessors, and cast iron