peter root: ephemicropolis
peter root: ephemicropolis peter root: ephemicropolis
apr 23, 2010

peter root: ephemicropolis

artist peter root has sent designboom a look at his latest work ‘ephemicropolis’, a metropolis made completely from stacks of metal staples. the piece consists of over 100,000 staples that were assembled over a time period of 40 hours. the stacks were each broken into different sizes, designed to represents everything from small scale buildings to large skyscrapers. the largest stacks are about 12 cm high, while the some buildings consist of only a single staple. the whole installation takes up a floor space of about 6m x 3m. unlike root’s previous project potato landscape, ‘ephemicropolis’ won’t start to grow mould any time soon.

  • nice one… love it

    donno says:
  • absolutely stunning!

    a.d.k.v says:
  • Ooooh… shiny!

    Exxtremitie says:
  • I’m very much into architecture, this is just great! lots of patience though. Amazing video!

    Annette Taylor-Anderson says:
  • Not everything has to be useful. Art doesn’t need further purpose. But here it reaches further. It impresses. It is strong in its simplicity and critic. We see the fragility and craziness of human actual metropolis. Congratulations it is very very well represented!

    celeste raposo says:

    V. says:
  • there is many artists making buildings with metal staples not very fresh

    eunseon says:
  • I wonder if he had to glue any of them to the floor for stability?

    blaircam says:
  • to eunseon – I’ve not seen it before so I find it refreshing.

    Dave says:
  • great idea that was allways arround

    SQUNG says:
  • Is that what Dubai will look like in 20 years?

    tunsky says:
  • Caraca! Mt maneiro!!

    Tenha paciencia! rsrs

    @HelderMelo_ says:
  • cade as ruas e avenidas?

    Rashan says:
  • Eu digo que esse bicho é foda se colocar de grampo em grampo…

    @emersonsaraiva says:

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