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Double Heads Matches
Mircea Cantor

2002-2003 / Romania / 18’
NOV 15 through 29 / from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm (loop projection)
Tuesday to Sunday / Museu da Electricidade

The artist commissioned a factory to produce twenty thousand boxes of double-headed matches, which entailed the factory’s return to hand-based production from its normal automated procedures. The film begins with the cutting down the trunks of poplar trees to splinters, which are dipped in red phosphorus by hand and then packed into boxes for which the artist designed the logo.