Monday, September 14, 2009

Secret IMA Installation

I volunteered to work the 48hr Film festival back in August. I basically sat and held $4000 in $20's and arm wrestled Shauta for a bit, then it occurred to me: I'm in the IMA, Unsupervised, and I'm an artist. QUICK do something cool!

This is what I did.

I took these informational pink fliers for a movie about Andy Warhol and made little dwellings out of them. I've looked at enough Tara Donavan work (Thanks Shannon) that I knew a lot of these would look awesome.

And they did. They were subtle enough that people missed them, but the ones who stopped to view were filled with joy watching other people walk by them. Because of their location to the ground, the little dwellings would wobble and jiggle to the beat of people marching by. One particular person tried to destroy the piece by running past it as fast as they could to create a strong gust of wind, but it was useless. My structures made of nothing but paper withstood his attacks and kept dancing.

Best IMA installation to date? Who knows, but I'm totally writing this on my resume.

1 comment:

deangraziosi said...

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