November 29, 2012

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‘A Delicious Wood Sandwich’: One Man’s Ode to Plywood

“Steel is King of all building materials. Plywood is the Queen,” says the narrator. A short film by the artist and provocateur Tom Sachs, A Love Letter to Plywood instantly captivates the viewer with its deadpan delivery and whimsical enchantment à la Wes Anderson. Directed by Van Neistat, the film implores you to learn about the virtues of this “studio matriarch” via a step-by-step construction process in Sachs’s Brooklyn-based studio. Albeit a little quirky, the film illustrates Sachs’s creative muse: Ostensibly ordinary objects (cue plywood) mixed in with abstract cultural phenomena. Watch it and you are guaranteed to want to sand something afterwards.

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    I’ve watched this countless times. I’m obsessed with Tom Sachs.
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    A Love Letter To Plywood
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    ‘A Delicious Wood Sandwich’: One Man’s Ode to Plywood
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    This is about plywood. It is fabulous. Watch it. It is beautiful. That is all.
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    ‘A Delicious Wood Sandwich’: One Man’s Ode to Plywood just got some myself about an hour ago for a quick de-uglification...
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