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“bricoleurs” (jack-of-all-trades), construct things (the world) with what is handy. The”engineer” plans everything from scratch. an engineer god made organic nature. Organic structure is deep, even hidden. Out of “bricks” we build walls and layers–laminations. The world is not inviolable, but always already violated–by the hand of man, the social, the bricoleur, jack, jill, technology.
TOOLS AND TOYS, dolls and cutouts: collages appropriate the found, the manufactured. Up close we see the layers. Structures. Architectures. What is appropriated is the mechanical brushstroke. “‘The hand’ is closer to intention than the machine.” This is said out of stupidity and out of fear. The fear is that the machine being further from intention (ours?) will gain its own.