Medium: Gold-plated brass and wood (not part of an edition)
Size: 5 cm x 5 cm x 39.5 cm
Artwork Description: A stiletto dagger is an object primarily intended as a stabbing weapon, with its slender and needle-like blade - contrary to other blades used for slashing. However, ‘Stiletto Dagger, 2022’ is rendered unusable, as prongs protrude from the wooden handle making it uneasy (or impossible) for one to hold in a conventional manner. This work is in the lineage of a series of works dealing with the notion of ‘anti-interactivity’, where an object appears to bear a specific function, yet paradoxically would cause damage to the user. Hence, the work solely remains as an aesthetic/conceptual object and cannot be interacted with physically.