DELEUZE, REPETITION AND CARE (Palma de Mallorca, 2016)

Ceramic, 205 lunch boxes, 17.5 x 11 cm each

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DELEUZE, REPETITION AND CARE, presents 205  ceramic lunch boxes, one for each day of the school year in Holland, where Framis lives. Beginning in August 2015 and continuing through July 2016, each box has been hand-stamped to represent a day’s lunch that a mother prepares for her child. Drawing on Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition, the artist transmutes the daily repetitive work of preparing a child’s lunch into the daily artistic work of creating the ceramic objects. In their multitude, the lunchboxes become a serial monument to mothers’ intensive production labor, and the love that underlies it.


‘If repetition exists, it expresses at once a singularity opposed to the general, a universality opposed to the particular, a distinctive opposed to the ordinary, an instantaneity opposed to variation and an eternity opposed to permanence. In every respect, repetition is a transgression.’