As we continue to paint the letters, we’re now moving onto some exhibition design for the launch of the Letter Library.
Really preliminary ideas here … but the gist of it is around wanting the work to feel open…
Not sure that we’ll go with tape on top of the photos like this.
4×6 photos and corresponding negatives.
Lovely test stamp.
Call and response.
A proposed stamp for the backs of the letters.
Hiba and Sara are still at the space, I’m heading back later this evening. Huge shout-out to Kiki for kicking ass alongside Kevin today, painting white styrofoam white.
On Monday, Norman Eberstein patrolled the alley, The Department of Unusual Certainties decorated their office and did some brainstorming, Thea Jones and Stephen Surlin moved in.
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Ever wonder what 530 rolls of self-adhesive tape would look like if you used it to create a spiderweb? It would probably look much like Numen/For Use‘s Tape Installation in Odeon, Vienna. While I always appreciate projects that are so ambitious and visually stunning, I’m growing wary of excessive waste. Clear packing tape is, for the most part, not recyclable (due to its adhesive) and using 530 rolls for a temporary project is a bit tough for me to grasp.
While I don’t mean to sound like a worrier, I’m just concerned about projects that are so overwhelming to the viewer that he or she can’t stop for a minute to think about the implications of production. We (BCL) have used plastic products in some of our projects in the past, but questions about waste were usually addressed. The most I can hope for is that artists keep asking these important questions when they decide to take refined materials and transform them.
There are a couple of images of this massive installation after the jump.
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I can’t remember where I stumbled across Eltono’s work, but this project in particular seemed worth noting. Using double-sided tape and confetti, the gallery space starts off with the walls looking essentially blank (except for the double-sided tape designs) and a big pile of confetti in the middle. Fun if nothing else, I guess, right? There are some more photos of this project executed on the street at Eltono’s website.