Chinked-Out Factory
2012-
household objects



Chinked-Out Factory is an artist-initiated production line that makes household knickknacks. It is a long-term project that aims at examining the East-made-known in our global economy. Instead of highlighting the Orient as articulated by the West, Chinked-Out Factory attempts to reveal the various sites and mechanisms that have fueled the construction of the Other. By investigating our fears and cultural fetishisms through everyday objects, Chinked-Out Factory looks at the fascination surrounding authenticity, ethnicity, and the handmade.












Work list:

Oriental Obsession-1: How to Use Chopsticks
american diner mug, ceramic decals
4.5 x 4 x 3.5 in

Oriental Obsession-2-1-1: How to Use a Squatting Toilet
american diner mug, ceramic decals
4.5 x 4 x 3.5 in

Oriental Obsession-2-1-2: How to Use a Squatting Toilet
american diner mug, ceramic decals
4.5 x 4 x 3.5 in

Oriental Obsession-2-1-1: How to Use a Squatting Toilet
ikea plate, ceramic decals
4.5 x 4 x 3.5 in

All They See is the Horizon Line
cast earthenware piggybanks 
13 x 8 x 6 in each
installed at paint-your-own-pottery shop Ceramics by Bob & Hazel at Pontiac, MI, USA

Male, Pale, and For Sale
cast porcelain figurines
4 x 5 x 2.5 in