“I have over 300 balaclavas and 45 tracksuit tops.”

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OCAD student Miles Collyer is exhibiting at the Böhm TradeCenter
(Link to the Exhibition)…

“The balaclavas were more of a long-term collection that started as a kid basically having them to use in the Canadian winters. And then I kept expanding my collection just through an interest in visual associations with simple things like superheroes. I’m a thrift store shopper and these are just things I came across. I worked in a factory that basically sorted used clothing. So the track top was one of millions of garments that would come across my path everyday. I would throw t-shirts in the t-shirt bin and keep the track tops for myself. This work came from a slow progression. It didn’t happen all in one day. It wasn’t my intention to find them. It wasn’t until the project was finished that I realized what I had and what I was working with.”

Found on Art Post and We Make Money Not Art

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2 Responses to ““I have over 300 balaclavas and 45 tracksuit tops.””


  1. 1 jted March 11, 2006 at 12:58 am

    Creepy and cool. What a strange combo.

  2. 2 Eric May 29, 2006 at 8:37 am

    Hi,

    I’m a balaclava collector like u, and I have over 200 in my collection. Like to get in touch.


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