Slinky

Slinky, 2015
Razor wire, pedestal

Slinky gives deadly razor wire the form of a harmless toy, the post-WWII steel “Slinky,” whose invention signified a shift from ramped-up weapons production to the consumer economy in the United States. It is accompanied by a graphic composition based on a “Slinky” advertisement in the September 1946 issue of Popular Science. The work was created while researching violent infrastructures of exclusion deployed at national borders around the world.