Internet <-> Real Life

(installation shot)

Bushwick Open Studios, June 1st/2nd, 56 Bogart St, 4th Floor

In this project, I sought out the connection between myself and each artist showing work in this particular time & place at 56 Bogart Street, 4th Flr, Brooklyn, NY on June 1st & 2nd 2013. I was not there, but my work was. It stood in place for me. Of the other five artists, I’ve met only two in real life (one just very briefly)! Each connection began online. “Pleasant Hill, CA” is titled after my suburb town in the San Francisco Bay Area. I made the piece in 2009 just before I began to make connections with artists throughout the US via social media. Each of the five remaining pieces is made & titled as physical manifestations of the understanding I have of the artists whose work is present here. The text embedded in each piece was sourced from their personal Facebook pages in posts that they made in the last year, and the titles note the distance in miles from my home to theirs.

From the left:

• Searching, 2892 miles away

• Any illusions, 2893 miles away

• Some pressure, 1795 miles away

• Pleasant Hill, CA

• So much more, 2919 miles away

• Fully encatted, 2891 miles away

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