Installation for Found Objects
crowd sourced aesthetic relationships
Installation for Found Objects is a site specific interactive installation. The frame work of the piece is a series of photographic images taken at multiple locations. One photograph is taken of the ground and one of the sky directly overhead. They are then printed and mounted on a board 12 inches square. The images are horizontally placed on a rail system with the ground images facing up and level off the floor at one foot. Overhead, mounted at eight feet, the corresponding sky images are placed facing down. At approximately three feet off the floor is a series of 12 inch square mirrors protruding from the wall, creating a grid with the photographs.
The Opening invitation requests participants to bring a small object they found on the ground without any further explanation. During the month of the installation visitors for are invited to bring in an object they found from outside and place on a mirror. As the installation progresses each mirror takes on a specific organization based on intent and reaction of participants. They are not instructed how or where to place and distribute their offering.
The intent of the work is to examine the limits of user participatory art using common discarded or natural objects that individuals chose for various reasons. The process of creating and examining a crowd sourced aesthetic relationship is the goal of the installation.
- Andrew Michler
Future incarnations of the project will consist of images from nearby the installation site to emphasize locality.
Examine the Slideshow images below to see what happens.
Installation at the CoCOA Gallery, downtown Fort Collins, Colorado.