R-Urban

Wick Curiosity Shop

The Collection

The Condition of Things

What:

Publication

When:

2012

Where:

Hackney Wick

£20
The condition of things, an artist book by Douglas Scholes with text by Daniel Canty, is part of a project by the same name.

The condition of things explores a pragmatic aesthetic* within the urban landscape by maintaining—collecting, sorting, organizing and repairing—the unwanted, used and discarded things that amass in eddies in the urban landscape. These eddies are peripheral sites overlooked and undervalued yet existing in plain site. They typically feature layers of neglect, evident in the overgrown accumulation of leftovers from our contemporary packaged existence.