Рабочка. Выставка Миростроение. Нижне-Тагильский музей изобразительных искусства, Нижний Тагил, 2017 / Ready-For-Use. Worldbuilding Exhibition. The Nizhny Tagil Museum of Fine Arts, Nizhny Tagil, 2017
Стальные инструменты, деревянные ручки, проволока, рисунки
Steel tools, wooden handles, wire, drawings
Defective tools meant for remelting of Nizhny Tagil blacksmith Stanislav Kharin are at the installation core. The ZIP group decided to give these products a second chance and find them a new application. According to them, when Stanislav described the production process he showed defective items. Rejected and unusable, they are still interesting from the point of view of their randomness and unusual forms. The artists decided to reveal their potential and again turn them into "ready-for-use" items: an awl, a brush, pickaxe, hammer-spoon, knife-blade, hammer-tongs and sickles with bilateral blades — strange but nevertheless usable objects.