D3  | “helping you know what you need to not need”

D3 is an artist-run service specializing in helping people part with emotionally burdensome objects that have outlived their welcome. Through a step-by-step process, D3 provides a personalized program to assist in divesting such objects from any personal collection. The process entails phases of documentation, the production of one or more surrogates, and a specific mode of destruction. D3 works closely with clients to trace the provenance of their object to determine the most suitable means of treatment. According to the first law of thermodynamics, energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only be transformed. Matter is, very simply, compressed energy. The D3 approach is to ‘destroy’ matter to reorganize the energy it represents, thereby transforming the troublesome relationship between the object and its possessor. The process removes formidable associations between a person and their object and delivers a satisfying emotional profit.

D3 maintains an archive of cases to track the changes in human-object dynamics and monitor the personal, cultural and social forces involved.  Documentation, auxiliary materials and surrogates all remain in the D3 archive. Once the process is complete, clients receive a customized Certificate of Destruction.

D3 is pleased to announce its participation as an exhibitor at ClncArt “The Convention on Incorporated Art” at Track Gallery, October 15 – November 12, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. For the convention, D3 will display a variety of documents and records from their public archive, including surrogates and documents of destruction. D3 will also be accepting new submissions throughout the course of the ClncArt convention.

To submit an object at the convention, please complete the D3 Submission Form Packet prior to delivery.  The Submission Form Packet is available for download at  D3 will also have these forms available at the convention.  The group strongly recommends completing the packet in advance, as it takes some time to thoughtfully provide all the information required.  Everyone is welcome to submit an object to D3.

Submissions can also be mailed to:


2117 Valentine Street

Los Angeles, CA 90026


For questions and inquiries, please email


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