"You know, art can be something which can really disempower people, or it can be a vehicle which can empower people."
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.