There was a certain point in our past when mankind reached a critical mass of sorts. There were so many of us. And in our curiosities and desires we had begun to make things that weren’t real. Well of course they were real, but not like anything we had ever seen. We refined metals at breakneck speeds- much too fast for the stuff degrading away to even the balance. We dug for oil. We found it. Plastics emerged. Nuclear sludge. Mountains of cans, flotillas of 6-pack rings.

 

© Dario Tironi +  Koji Yoshida

The ever increasing quantity of trash we have is a now constant background thought in many of our minds. It has almost begun to define us. In THINGS (Crash Toys) by Dario Tironi and Koji Yoshida, we can see what we have become, so to speak. There is a sense of uneasiness to them, almost an imbalance. They do not show the beauty of mankind but the ugliness which each of us has in some small way sewn.

© Dario Tironi +  Koji Yoshida

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