Alchemy Studies


During the summer of 2018 I ground an iPhone 5 into a pile of dust using a range of hardware and household appliances, then cast the dust into a resin sphere. I wanted to make the device unfamiliar and unrecognizable. I hadn’t intended to really deeply document the process of grinding down the phone because I didn’t think that was particularly interesting, but as friends expressed curiosity about the process I started taking photos.

I wrote a little about this work in an essay for The Creative Independent and spoke about it a little in this talk at Techfestival 2018. There will be more dusted phones in 2019.

See also: jokes, magic