Mike2Can – Mug Tomato Bush (2000), steel coated ceramic
Professor Hans Stofer is curious about how people think, why they use what they use and
how this forms the premises for shaping attitudes. Up until recently Stofer has explored the
impact of object rebirth, the discarded, the repaired, the ready-made and the state of
objects when ‘in’ – and ‘not in use’ – as a proposition for reflection.
‘Mike2Can is designed around a mug of a friend that had received what appeared to be a
death blow. The Toucan was given a new life in a setting that feels more sympathetic to the
bird’s needs and aspirations’.