Critical Prototyping

“When I smash a guitar I want to make a certain statement.” –¬†Pete Townsend

I made this artifact as a comment on social status and inequality. Smashing guitars is normally only for rock stars and I wanted to democratize that experience, so everyone can get the feeling that they are smashing guitars. It’s a satirical statement.¬†Critical design is where you experiment with the balance between art and design. You make a statement or a social comment with your design.