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Saturday Safari

2017

Saturday Safari documents the temporary existence of sculptures created using clothing and accessories ‘borrowed’ from online retailers, and returned under a 28-day free returns policy.

This series mimics the early business model of online retailers, such as ASOS (an acronym for 'As Seen on Screen'), who copied celebrity’s outfits, making their style accessible to everyday consumers. The temporary sculptures documented in these posters reference totems of contemporary art, staged in a domestic setting, borrowing from languages of advertising. 

The posters are accompanied by vinyl lettered descriptions which detail the transactions through which their material components were acquired, and alluding to a return to purpose after the works were disassembled.

Elke Finkenauer is a visual artist of New Zealand and German descent, living and working in Glasgow and Auckland

© 2020 by Elke Finkenauer