PROJECT WARFUME AGENT

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Project Warfume Agent

Steel, glass, aluminum, gloss paint, varnish, stainless steel, spray nozzle, recycled gas bottle, sterling silver, Swarovski crystals, photopaper, vinyl, velvet, brass, polyamide, transparent resin, wood, hay, styrofoam and plexiglass

In this series Call Me Frank tries to show a direct correlation between the long term destructive force of chemical warfare agents in times of war and advertisement in our modern society. The series shows eight one-off custom designed perfume bottles labelled with their corresponding logos of toxic gasses. Each bottle contains subtle hints with information regarding the warfare agent, and the packaging refers to its type, origin and use of the toxic gas.

All over the world, the economy is starting to fall apart. For the last 15 years, people have been unsatisfied with their belongings, leaving them wanting more and more even when they could not afford it. The advertisement industry has played a  traitorous role in this story, offering consumers millions of possibilities to add to their belongings and driving them further into financial troubles. A small minority of our world’s population had warned about the consequences this could have, but most people went with the flow and let their selves be blinded by pretty things they thought they needed.

We are being bombarded with advertisement like weapons were used in times of war. Just like the toxic gasses and chemical warfares, the effects of this advertisement are slow and longlasting, eventually resulting in unforeseen problematic world changes. With this exhibition, Call me Frank tries to open up the eyes of the consumer, aiming to look beyond the physical appearance of all things ‘beautiful’. The average working class person wants to live up to the dream of wealth, that will bring happiness and success. But in reality, the wealth brings along little happiness and massive distress.

The exhibition showed 8 uniquely designed perfume bottles with a luxurious appearance, which are filled up with lethal toxic gasses. This illustrates the contrast between what we desire, and what makes our lives a living hell. 

AGENT ORANGE


Agent Orange // 16,5cm x 4,5cm x 4,5cm
Agent Orange Base Installation // 122cm x 58cm x 58cm

Agent Orange Base intstalation

“Agent Orange” Installation

Agent Orange Packshot

“Agent Orange” Pack-shot

Agent Orange Base detail

“Agent Orange” Installation Detail

Agent orange Detail

“Agent Orange” Pack-shot Detail

PHOSGENE


Phosgene // 13cm x 7cm x 4,5cm
Phosgene Base Installation // 116cm x 38cm x 42cm
In private collection

Phosgene base detail

“Phosgene” Installation Detail

phosgene packshot

“Phosgene” Pack-shot

phosgene detail

“Phosgene” Pack-shot Detail

SULFUR MUSTARD


Sulfur Mustard // 13,5cm x 8cm x 5,5cm
Sulfur Mustard Installation // 151cm x 38cm x 38cm

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“Sulfur Mustard” Installation

sulfur mustard detail

“Sulfur Mustard” Pack-shot detail

detail base sumu

“Sulfur Mustard” Detail Installation

Sulfur Mustard Packshot new web

“Sulfur Mustard” Pack-shot

HYDROGEN CYANIDE


Sulfur Mustard // 13,5cm x 8cm x 5,5cm
Sulfur Mustard Installation // 151cm x 38cm x 38cm

Installation Hydrogen“Hydrogen Cyanide” Installation

Hydrogen Cyanide Packshot“Hydrogen Cyanide” Pack-shot

Hydrogen cyanide base detail“Hydrogen Cyanide” Installation Detail

Hydrogen cyanide detail“Hydrogen Cyanide” Pack-shot detail

CLARCK 2


Clark 2 // 11cm x 6cm x 5,5
Clark 2 Installation // 63cm x 15cm x 15cm

Clarck 2 Installation“Clarck 2” Installation Detail

clark 2 Packshot“Clarck 2” Pack-shot

Clarck 2 installation detail“Clarck 2” Installation Detail

clark 2 detail“Clarck 2”  Pack-shot detail

BUZZ


Buzz // 8cm x 8cm x 8cm
Buzz Installation // 63cm x 21cm x 21cm
In private collection

Buzz installation“Buzz” Installation

buzz packshot“Buzz” Pack-shot

Buzz installation detail“Buzz” Installation Detail

buzz detail“Buzz” Pack-shot detail

LEWISITE


Lewisite // 25cm x 5cm x5cm
Lewisite Installation // 92cm x 30cm x 30cm

Lewisite installation“Lewisite” Installation

Lewisite packshot“Lewisite” Pack-shot

Lewisite installation detail“Lewisite” Installation Detail

Lewisite Detail“Lewisite” Detail

NOVICHOK


Novichok // 10,5cm x 11,5cm x 7,5cm
Novichok Installation // 80cm x 30cm x 30cm

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“Novichok” Installation

novichok detail

“Novichok” Pack-shot detail

Qbase Ndetail

“Novichok” Installation detail

“Novichok” Pack-shot

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