The Im-ple-ment Archive is a union of craft and tool, metal and earth, marrying the skills of Linda Tien and Ellen Kleckner playfully in the landscape of the uncanny valley. The archive is colored by a reinforcement of the perseverance and fluidity of individual and collective identity. One hesitates to define the objects or the archive in general - yet the archive extends a warm invitation into the dissonance of the urge, the attempt, and the guess. A joyous inquisition of convention and definition.-Ian Carstens
The Im-ple-ment Archive is an evolving collaborative exploration of tools, utensils and other pieces of equipment used for a particular purpose between visual artists Ellen Kleckner and Linda Tien. Applying an intuitive consideration to the familiar visual vocabulary established by a lineage of makers, through process and material, the archive calls question to the commonplace or recognizable through the investigation of form, textures, composition and materials. Through altering familiar materials and forms, the archive acts as a documentation to share the evolution of utility, form, function and maker through the employment of cooperative play and exploration paired with traditional practice and material.
In addition to being a featured artist with Glass Breakfast you can find the work of the Im-ple-ment Archive at im-ple-ment.com and on Instagram, as well as their individual work at ellenkleckner.com and lindatien.com.