A few days ago, I was walking down the street in Brooklyn and I stumbled upon a book from PHILLIPS Gallery from the early 1990s. It's got some amazing artistss in it - some I've heard of, others I have not - rare work too. Anyway, I found Andrea Zittel.
She is brilliance.
Four years after graduating from RISD (undergrd & masters), Andrea Zittel set up A–Z Administrative Services, a company aimed to streamline domestic objects and everyday rituals. Zittel made conceptual objects - essentially furniture - and gave them to a group of volunteers who then recorded their experiences of using them. Each object was designed to be as multi-functional as possible. [This is why I think I am so obsessed ... it relates to my current pulse of art/fashion/music.]
Zittel explains, "For me, making objects is as fundamental as eating and breathing-and so is theorizing about the way that world works, or at least how it could be better. There is probably some part of me which still thinks that by finding a better system of order for the kitchen junk drawer, I'll also figure out how to stop pain and suffering in the world at large."