things come apart: a teardown manual for modern living by todd mclellan
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may 02, 2013
things come apart: a teardown manual for modern living by todd mclellan


‘things come apart: a teardown manual for modern living’ by todd mclellan
image © todd mclellan motion/stills inc.

 

 

todd mclellan – things come apart
museum of science+industry, chicago
february 14th to may 19th, 2013

 

 

things come apart is an expansion of the original ‘disassembly series’ on designboom by toronto-based photographer todd mclellan. the set of
images explore retro to modern daily items that have, are, or will be in our everyday lives. displayed within the exhibition, every piece of
various household items - a phone, lawnmower and typewriter – are meticulously taken apart, and arranged in an organized composition. 
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 – offering a commentary on obsolete technologies from the past.

 

 

bicycle
image © todd mclellan motion/stills inc.

 

 

bicycle – exploded suspended view
image © todd mclellan motion/stills inc.

 

 

vintage typewriter
image © todd mclellan motion/stills inc.

 

 

vintage typewriter – exploded suspended view
image © todd mclellan motion/stills inc.

 

 

vintage snow fblower
image © todd mclellan motion/stills inc.

 

 

vintage snow blower – exploded suspended view
image © todd mclellan motion/stills inc.

 

 

toaster
image © todd mclellan motion/stills inc.

 

 

computer printer
image © todd mclellan motion/stills inc.

 

 

lamp
image © todd mclellan motion/stills inc.

 

 


‘disassembly behind the scenes’
video courtesy todd mclellan motion/stills inc

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