Monday, April 06, 2009

Another disintegration documentation -

"Stimulus Package I (Purple Haze Version)"
manipulated digital photograph by Mick Mather
As promised yesterday, here's another version of "Stimulus Package I". Please see yesterday's post for a number of links if interested in knowing more. Here I'll reveal that the piece was constructed from an advertising insert in the Sunday papers, hence the title. As the piece itself disintegrates, let the individual power of the consumer return quickly to normal as the sort of real stimulus that will serve to disintegrate these difficult economic times. That said, it appears that the piece was recently taken away by an individual as opposed to the sort of entropy that was hoped for. Now, I need to decide if there should be a Stimulus Package II ... the answer is, "I think so." Stay tuned.

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Blogger SusuPetal said...

Oh, this is cool, I like the texture, almost paint like.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

I had fun doing this one, Susu, glad you like it. :)

10:18 AM  
Blogger John said... stole your hanging art? nice will and testament....

8:31 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

That's quite a jellyfish up in the trees.

11:14 PM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

Oh no! really? someone stole it? or should I say 'interefered' with it. What a shame!

My minds been thinking alot about audio and video since your clip...good idea that!

11:58 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

I'm afraid so but, I want a better epitaph than this!

LMAO @ jellyfish! :D

Lisa Sarsfield:
My further suspicion is that the maintenance crew here is in dire need of art identification training. In case I neglected to mention, the Kings Court Cube was burned to the ground as well! Kids or a controlled burn? (sigh)

4:59 AM  
Blogger Seth said...

Great way to memorialize a lost bundle! Think of it this is an opportunity for SP II!!

8:34 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

I better get busy with SPII given this positive encouragement from you, sir. Thanks so much!

8:43 PM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

It was burned!? Well, what a shame! Did you loose your work in it? I feel like a lost someting too.That's sad news.

1:57 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Lisa Sarsfield:
Yes, all that remains are a scattered group of the charred branches. It was actually a bit of a mess after the winter and obviously interfered with by human hands, feet, even a truck I believe. So, did I lose my work in it? I'm not sure what you mean, Lisa. The structure, as a land art piece is by its very nature temporary. The documentation remains so the work remains in that form. While it's sad that it couldn't have run its course naturally, this is one of the issues one must deal with in this sort of artwork.

I plan to employ a bit more stealth in late spring when I resume work on the "Skybox Series". :D

4:42 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

OH! I love this one! Super!

7:50 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Mary Stebbins Tait:
I'm glad you like it, thanks. :)

11:11 AM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

I guess my question about you loosing work was in reference to the fact that I felt like it was 'taken' by the destruction as opposed to meeting a more natural end. I am glad you don't feel all is lost and as you pointed out all is not, it is more that the story had an unexpected (by me!) ending!

6:44 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Lisa Sarsfield:
I've taken some comfort in what Andy Goldsworthy had to say in his DVD, "Rivers and Tides", and I recommend having a view. It really puts a sharp point on the frustrations evident in many site specific constructions: "Ideas must be put to the test.
There is often a huge difference between an idea and its realization. I’ve had what I thought were great ideas that just didn’t work.
" - Andy Goldsworthy

4:10 AM  

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