Daniel Eatock

daniel@eatock.com

4 Powell Road
London
E5 8DJ
UK

My specialism is lateral thinking, resolving the complexity encountered in the world with reductive poetic logic. I intertwine commercial and cultural practice: responding to the paradox of daily life and the complexities of project assignments. I seek focused solutions that feel inevitable. I get there by starting at the beginning, asking why, what if… then making sense of the things I find with radical acceptance and by embracing truth.

Please follow me on Instagram. I am reposting works, exploring the things I have made over the past twenty years in preparation for the next twenty years.

Timecapstool

Like most people, I collect stuff—letters, postcards, photographs, notes—anything that is special to
me and that I do not want to dispose of. Naturally, this adds clutter to my daily life.

Timecapstool is a box with a narrow slot on the top. It is designed to hold ephemera, which can easily be inserted through the slot, and at the same time function as a stool, a step, or a side table.

Once something has been posted into the slot, there is no easy means to retrieve it: the stool is sealed on all sides. Over time, the ephemera inside becomes more important than the stool. At this point the Timecapstool can be smashed open like a piggy bank.

The stool is not intended to be opened for five years. The longer it is used, the more valuable and interesting the contents will be when eventually retrieved by the owner.