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Nice Little Things I, Digital C-Print, 50x40 cm, 2003

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Nice Little Things II, Digital C-Print, 50x40 cm, 2003

Digital C-Prints, both 50x40 cm, 2003

Nice Little Things is anything but that. The artist’s 3D models of bullets, based on classifications of calibre, plays with the tension of what these classifications, organizations of information actually mean. These are objects produced for and aimed to pierce, to penetrate bodies; they are tools, weapons of destruction. The calibre, a measurement through which they are organized refers to the size of the holes that these tools are aimed to produce. By highlighting and even contributing to the detachment of the language with which bullets are spoken of, the artist brings us closer to comprehending what it is that we are looking at.

This self-reflective gesture by the artist is further highlighted by the title of the work and the impeccable depictions that play with our relationship to objects. These are objects that are only objects when they do not perform their function; the stasis of the depiction and the aesthetics of this representation point to the innocence of these objects without the human intention. They are nice little things as objects, weapons of destructions when used by humans and the artist exposes that agency of the humans through this formal portrayal.