Gustav Metzger (b. 1926, Germany – d. 2017)
Auto-Destructive Art, 1960
I am quite fascinated with stuff that self-destructs. Possibly, I am not even interested in destruction part per se. Destruction and construction are two sides of the same coin – you can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs. And I am curious about the creative potential of destruction. Both on conceptual and on physical level. What do you make when your focus is on unmaking?
Ideally, my graduation work would self-destruct from examiner’s examination of it.