Too Willingly Include
Too Willingly Include, Jars I filled with handmade wooden letters and my collection of school icons and idols.
The installation before the opening. One hundred glass jars with different photographs awaiting to be filled with objects.
A silver aluminum clip board holding a sign asking the visitors to write a note with an Unsharpened #2 Pencil.
During the opening, visitors selecting a jar and objects and handwritten notes to be places in the jars.
Two visitors thinking and working together before they fill a glass jar with wooden letters.
A visitor attaching a wooden base that looked and acted as a compass to the jar she filled.
A visitor proudly holding the jar she filled, and documenting her jar with a photograph.
Two visitors working jointly with the white twisted masonry line to tie their two jars together.
A father and son looking at their jar they placed on the correct lid just after it stopped spinning.
One of the jars with a black & white photograph that is a small part of the overall installation.
The photographic installation after the opening and how it would stay for the run of the exhibition.
An overall view of all of my elements that made up,
Too Willingly Include
One of the elements to the installation was a blue 12-foot-long low practice balance beam for the visitors to interact with.
One of the visitors interacting with the blue 12-foot-long low practice balance beam.
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Too Willingly Include, is a photographic installation and performance wherein I incorporated the visitor in the development of the work. Before the opening I put different photographs in one hundred glass jars. The white jar lids were hanging with white twisted masonry line attached to a freestanding wooden structure. During the opening reception, I worked with the visitors to fill the jars with objects and find the correct lid. I let the participants screw the jar onto the hanging lid. After the jar was let go the weight of the jar would untwist the masonry line and the jar would spin around for a few minutes until coming to a stop, where it would stay for the run of the exhibition.
Too Willingly Include, Photographic Installation & Performance, 8’ x 12’ x 9’, 2015
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