Laura Taler

An abandoned barber’s chair has been taken apart with care then attentively recreated.  This attempt to bridge by similarities, however, ultimately leads to differences. The replica then is a failure, because the original cannot be represented, recreated, and remade after it has gone through so much. But it is also relief (and a revelation), because the past does not need to be remade, but reconsidering the past through the labour of remaking allows discoveries to emerge: new materials, new ways of making, new solutions.