Miniature of the Ise Shrine, a Shinto Shrine located in the city of Ise in Mie prefecture, Japan. The shrine has been rebuilt almost every twenty years since 690 A.D. in a gesture of renewal to emphasize the impermanence of all things. The twenty-year timeframe allows a generational transmission of tradition. UNESCO removed the shrine from the list of World Heritage Sites, claiming it not ancient enough-in their view the shrine is only twenty years old.
Black market cigarettes 'Jin Ling'. Produced in Russia, and based on a Chinese label, with a design and color palette that resembles Camel cigarettes, Jin Ling has become the ninth biggest-selling brand in Germany-without advertising and only from black market sales, primarily through Vietnamese street vendors.
3D print of a statue of the Virgin Mary from the clock of Basel's town hall. In 1608, during reformation iconoclasm (100 years after its initial production), the Virgin was turned into a personification of Justice by the removal of the Christ Child and replacemnt with a set of scales.
Buddhist 'shanzhai' phone. Shanzai largely located in Shenzen, defines a production system outside of the legal domain. Shanzai literally meaning 'mountain stronghold', implies a place of creativity unsupervised by state monopoly. Shanzai products adapt to local needs, reflect current developpements and often progress at a more dynamic pace than official products.
Activated bamboo charcoal air purifier manufactured in Kyoto, Japan.

Oliver Laric
'Ise Jingū', 2012
Miniature of the Ise Shrine, black market cigarettes ‘Jin Ling’, 3D print of a statue of the Virgin Mary from the clock of Basel’s town hall, Buddhist ‘shanzhai’ phone, and activated bamboo charcoal air purifier.
45 x 39 x 24 cm
Unique
(LARIC-2012-0017)



Oliver Laric
'Ise Jingū', 2012
Miniature of the Ise Shrine, black market cigarettes ‘Jin Ling’, 3D print of a statue of the Virgin Mary from the clock of Basel’s town hall, Buddhist ‘shanzhai’ phone, and activated bamboo charcoal air purifier.
45 x 39 x 24 cm
Unique
(LARIC-2012-0017)



Oliver Laric
'Ise Jingū', 2012
Miniature of the Ise Shrine, black market cigarettes ‘Jin Ling’, 3D print of a statue of the Virgin Mary from the clock of Basel’s town hall, Buddhist ‘shanzhai’ phone, and activated bamboo charcoal air purifier.
45 x 39 x 24 cm
Unique
(LARIC-2012-0017)



Oliver Laric
'Ise Jingū', 2012
Miniature of the Ise Shrine, black market cigarettes ‘Jin Ling’, 3D print of a statue of the Virgin Mary from the clock of Basel’s town hall, Buddhist ‘shanzhai’ phone, and activated bamboo charcoal air purifier.
45 x 39 x 24 cm
Unique
(LARIC-2012-0017)



Oliver Laric
'Ise Jingū', 2012
Miniature of the Ise Shrine, black market cigarettes ‘Jin Ling’, 3D print of a statue of the Virgin Mary from the clock of Basel’s town hall, Buddhist ‘shanzhai’ phone, and activated bamboo charcoal air purifier.
45 x 39 x 24 cm
Unique
(LARIC-2012-0017)



Oliver Laric
'Ise Jingū', 2012
Miniature of the Ise Shrine, black market cigarettes ‘Jin Ling’, 3D print of a statue of the Virgin Mary from the clock of Basel’s town hall, Buddhist ‘shanzhai’ phone, and activated bamboo charcoal air purifier.
45 x 39 x 24 cm
Unique
(LARIC-2012-0017)