Discard Archive

Artist: Joshua G. Stein of Radical Craft

These casts, repurposed molds used in the production of a ceramic data mountain, embody plaster’s dual role as a tool for copying and as a sculptural material in its own right. The bronze finish follows in the tradition of 18th-century cast galleries where reproductions of earlier masterpieces were displayed as independent sculptures. Here, the patina accentuates both the intricate topography of a digital landscape and the traces of its making.

Curated by: Joseph Altshuler

Installation Team: Joseph Altshuler, Afnan Alamoudi, and Aimee Martinez

Photographs: Joshua G. Stein