Joel Dean describes his practice as “Objects of progress bridge breaks in our systems, only to become links in the chains of a free society. Innovations as simple as the bottle, the coin, or the organization of time, in different ways hold the potential to liberate us from the chaos of ourselves. Consequently, these innovations are imbued with an inherent faculty for disembodiment. In my work I explore the paradox of technological development as a physical and psychological extension of the body. I alter, re­make and re-­present found objects and images to set up microcosmic reflections of the world in a poetry of its own organizational structures.”