See it in Staples

Categories: 365 Ideas
One new idea for every day in 2011. We're talking big, small, local, international, in action and on the drawing board. Here's today's -- what's yours?

The Making of Ephemicropolis from Peter Root on Vimeo.

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UK artist Peter Root writes that much of his work involves highly repetitive techniques and "algorithmic procedures." 

In 2010, he created Low-Rise, a tightly packed series of thousands of free-standing stacks of staples arranged to create a small-scale city. His process was simple: separate, stack, move, repeat (and repeat again). 

 "Like a city, the staples are subject to the elements, on a micro scale," he writes. "The slightest breath or vibration and the domino effect kicks in."

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