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Thursday, November 27

 

zeitgeist



over the summer i made an artwork in upstate new york. i called it a "site specific" piece b/c it was made for a location, and couldn't be moved or else it would become a lie.

the piece was a photograph of me pointing to a spot on the map. the spot was the antipode (the other side of the world) from where the photograph is displayed. so, when a viewer looks at it, they see the location of the other side of the world. and with the piece, is a pile of photocopied directions that people can take, which is literally step by step how to get to the otherside of the world. so, there is the possibility of someone just walking away from the photograph and going to this point, the farthest place they can get to (before getting closer to where they started). it is this possibility that is presented.

i remade the piece for a gallery in chinatown in los angeles. it was in an exhibit sept/oct.

i just read about a show in a gallery around the corner that was oct/nov.

for that show the artist went to the farthest place she could get to, the antipode...

and since the gallery was literally across the street, she must have followed my exact directions.

did she see my piece and then go?
or is it just in the air?

(there is a cool article in dot dot dot #15 called ecstasy of influence)


Head north on N Hill St toward Bernard St
Turn right at Bernard St
Turn right at N Broadway
Turn right at Cesar E Chavez Ave
Turn left at N Grand Ave
Take the San Pedro/Harbor Fwy/I-110 S
Merge onto I-105 W
Take exit 1C for CA-1 N/Sepulveda Blvd N
Follow signs for LAX departing flights
Find Delta Airlines at Terminal 5
Fly to Hartsfielld-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Fly to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg , South Africa
(You will briefly stop on Sal Island in the Republic of Cape Verde for refueling)
Find Air Austral Airlines*
Fly to Roland Garros Airport in Saint-Denis, RĂ©union
Using the map find the Pointe de la Table Lighthouse
Enter the ocean
Head about 950 miles (830 nautical miles) southeast

*Flights to RĂ©union depart on Thursdays and Sundays only.


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i made a free edition of 100 of this piece for the miami basel art fair. go get it there. for free.

 

 

 

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