- This exhibit is suitable for all ages.
- Lower Level, Lower Court East - Lower Level, Lower Court West
- Included with General Admission
Some disassembly, inspired.
Remember being a kid and trying to figure out how things around you worked? Appease that inner child-like curiosity about how everyday things work, in the photography exhibit Things Come Apart.
Toronto-based photographer Todd McLellan has taken a series of images that display every last piece of 15 various household items, including a phone, camera, sewing machine, lawnmower and tape recorder. He meticulously takes them apart, and arranges each and every piece against a stark white background in an organized homage to their technology and engineering. Then, in another take on a childhood fantasy, McLellan photographs the disassembled pieces as he ejects them into mid-air, allowing pieces to rain down in an explosion-like fashion. The results are striking images that showcase both order and chaos—and offer a commentary on bygone technologies from years ago.
This exhibit is included in Museum general admission.
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