This piece was created for Bcc#7, curated by David Harper and Karen Archey, held at STADIUM gallery in March 2012. I was paired with Dublin-based artist Eilis McDonald to create a new work based on her instructions, which were as follows:
The links McDonald provided led me to her collections of seamless tiles, kitschy web dividers, and a host of semi-mystical images dubbed Numinous Objects. Using these assets (except for the dividers, which I unfortunately did not find a use for), I constructed a sort of inventory through which the user can interface with a selection of these numinous objects. Each object can be viewed in closer detail and performs a task or script when prompted.
“Bcc,” an acronym for “blind carbon copy,” is an exhibition format originated in April 2011 in Berlin by Aurélia Defrance, Julie Grosche and Aude Pariset, in which all materials exhibited must be digitally transferred and received. As there have been recent, major shifts in how we exchange information, oft using abbreviated modes of communication, Bcc seeks to reflect this sentiment in medium and message.
For this iteration of Bcc coinciding with the 2012 Armory Show, the curators have paired six European and six New York-based artists to utilize the format and structures of social networking and microblogging as the means of transmitting instructions for the creation of six new, collaborative artworks. Each European artist’s instructions have been transmitted through the social media of their choice, limited by its predetermined parameters, and will be completed by their American counterpart. Participating artists include Europeans Juliette Bonneviot (Berlin), Tiril Hasselknippe (Malmö), Lars Holdhus (Amsterdam), Bitsy Knox (Brussels), Eilis McDonald (Dublin), and Ben Vickers (London); and New York based artists Leah Dixon, Ann Hirsch, Anna Lord, Erica Magrey, Kate Steciw, and Artie Vierkant.
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