"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
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.