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David Ersser – Balsa wood Hi-Fi reproductions

Ersser creates seemingly cold, meticulous reproductions of Hi-Fi equipment, turntables
and keyboards. The thin wooden cable running down from the stereo to the floor and
to a sculpted plug, is made up of short sections of straight balsa to give the impression
of a curve. From a distance these works appear at first flawless, however scrutiny
reveals the maker’s hand. This hand is the hand of an enthusiast model maker fervently
gluing late at night in his garage. This mode of production and subject matter evoke
the nerd’s hermetic and frantic DJ-ing in his bedroom. Lifeless and slightly wonky,
his facsimiles are drawings and aspirations made solid, as the teenage geek fetishizes
the stereo equipment of his dreams.”

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