Sunday, December 19, 2010

Janson's Final

Okay... So this doesn't look like a whole lot, but for me, the project represents most of my trouble with public installation.

My project aims to address legality in a non-aggressive way. This is a grocery cart that was found on Fratney and Clark, at least five or six blocks from it's real home, and in a sense, this cart is graffiti and this cart is littering. There will be a time in the near future that somebody will need to address the issue of the cart, and instead of living at the Co-op, it will find it's way home. Although I didn't move this cart, I altered it. I didn't spray paint the cart because that involves labor intensive cleaning or disposal. I also didn't permanently alter the cart by bending it's parts, or breaking the wheels, but instead decorated the cart with natural and biodegradable materials. The yarn holding the pieces in place is easily cut, and the cart is conveniently placed by trash cans and recycling bins. The works aren't very confrontational, and in a way could be cute. When the cart is moved, my pieces might swing, and they might even make noise. They could be cute or they could be annoying. I think it's important to understand the context of these pieces.

This project is an introduction to a hypothetical larger project in which I address legality in subtle ways. It's important to me to confront this issue because finding permissioned spaces has become such a hindrance to the momentum of my projects. Although it could be, It's a step that doesn't need to be taken in the process of art making.

I'm having some trouble describing this idea, so I might add to this post tomorrow...

1 comment:

  1. i want to see more photos of the piece installed in its environment. and documenting what happens to it