A Sculpture That Perpetually Sells Itself on eBay

A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter, by Caleb Larsen, is a sculpture (piece of artwork?) that perpetually sells itself on eBay.

Combining Robert Morris’ Box With the Sound of Its Own Making with Baudrillard’s writing on the art auction this sculpture exists in eternal transactional flux. It is a physical sculpture that is perpetually attempting to auction itself on eBay.

Every ten minutes the black box pings a server on the internet via the ethernet connection to check if it is for sale on the eBay. If its auction has ended or it has sold, it automatically creates a new auction of itself.

If a person buys it on eBay, the current owner is required to send it to the new owner. The new owner must then plug it into ethernet, and the cycle repeats itself.

It just sold for $6 350 US on eBay and is currently being shipped to it’s next owner. If you have way too much money and would rather spend it on this than something more worthwhile, I’m sure you could find it there.

[via Laughing Squid]


One response to “A Sculpture That Perpetually Sells Itself on eBay

  1. Ah, the product that has no use except to make sure that it is perpetually passed along…a lot like a used Chevy.

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