Energetic Accumulators: Digits

2008

It is difficult if not impossible to hang a hook on a wall without placing something on it. Hooks become magnates for the detritus of life and living and are therefore Energetic Accumulators. The series of bronze hooks titled Energetic Accumulators: Digits mediates two kinds of order, both a serialized and more rigid form of order and the random order of the subjective unconscious. In the exhibition space the hooks become a temporary armature for Zittel’s own personal accumulations, including sewing scissors inherited from her grandmother and a collection of tea bags that turn the act of consumption into an act of production.