"Book Drop ", 2010

A Project in Three Parts:
1. Online Facebook Photo Archive
2. Outdoor Installation at Mountain View College, Dallas, TX
3. Artist's Book of Photographic Prints

During the month of October 2010 twenty-eight plaster books (one per day) were cast, photographed, and the pictures posted on Facebook for twenty-eight days leading up to the actual installation at MVC. On October 31, 2010 the books were transported to MVC and placed in random locations along the beautiful creek that runs through the campus. Each was photographed again, its location recorded, and the pictures again posted on Facebook. On December 1, 2010 eleven of the original 28 books were retrieved from MVC. Almost 2/3 of the books had disappeared completely. Most of the remaining books had been relocated and rearranged into new mini-installations. One book had been broken and put back together like a puzzle. Only a single book was still in its original location - on the corner of a blue picnic bench. The preview, transit, and installation photos will remain on my Facebook photo archive as an online record of the work. In addition, all photos have been printed and bound into an artist book as a physical record and for future exhibition. Photos were taken using the Hipstamatic for iPhone app.




"Book Drop Previews", 2010 (Facebook archive)
Medium: plaster, rope, marker, found objects
Book Size: approximately 5´´(W) x 7´´(H) x 1´´(D)




"Book Drop Preview No. 2", 2010 (view of mold)
Medium: plaster, silicone rubber, marker
Size: approximately 8´´(W) x 10´´(H) x 2´´(D)




"Book Drop Preview No. 14", 2010
Medium: plaster, marker
Book Size: approximately 5´´(W) x 7´´(H) x 1´´(D)



"Book Drop Preview No. 22", 2010
Medium: plaster, rope, marker
Book Size: approximately 5´´(W) x 7´´(H) x 1´´(D)

"Book Drop Preview No. 22", 2010
Medium: books, plaster, rope, marker
Book Size: approximately 5´´(W) x 7´´(H) x 1´´(D)

"Book Drop Transit No. 2", 2010
Medium: plaster, rope, marker, wagon
Book Size: approximately 5´´(W) x 7´´(H) x 1´´(D)

"Book Drop MVC", 2010 (Facebook archive)
Medium: plaster, rope, marker, found objects
Book Size: approximately 5´´(W) x 7´´(H) x 1´´(D)

"Book Drop MVC No. 9", 2010
Medium: plaster, rope, marker, stone
Book Size: approximately 5´´(W) x 7´´(H) x 1´´(D)

"Book Drop MVC No. 23", 2010
Medium: plaster, rope, marker, bench
Book Size: approximately 5´´(W) x 7´´(H) x 1´´(D)

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