with Io Makandal
Care instructions for afflicted objects
Bolt, screws and nail (brushed and washed, treated with anti-corrosive agent, sanded and polished)
The metallic state is an unstable one
Accretions still evident on surface of bolt
Keep out of direct sunlight
Treat surface regularly
Compiled calico rags marked with rust stains – folded
Avoid exposure to UV radiation and unsuitable levels of relative humidity and temperature. All forms of dirt are a threat.
A plastic handle
Plastic elements are prevalent. Treatment options limited as degradation and damage is often irreversible.
Black cord with buckle
Shattered and separated from original object
Discolouration of band
Plastic bags compacted in soil
Organic materials prevalent
Risk of insect damage
Limited treatment options.
Wash and light brushing required before accretions are removed
Losses to surface brought about by physical violence
-Photographs by Io Makandal