"Often when you're in the process of realizing an image, it's going somewhere else. If that tangent starts going off in a place that feels more exciting, that's what I go with."
From the series, "Exclusive"
Filmed in his Brooklyn studio, Allan McCollum reveals the process and logic behind the project "Over Ten Thousand Individual Works" (begun in 1982). Cast in plaster, hand-painted, and displayed in vast quantities, each "Individual Work" is a unique combination of shapes adapted from commercially-produced objects.
Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Wesley Miller. Camera: Joel Shapiro. Sound: Tom Bergin. Editor: Lizzie Donahue & Joaquin Perez. Artwork Courtesy: Allan McCollum & Friedrich Petzel Gallery. Special Thanks: Celina Paiz, Marcie Paper & Adele Röder.