Collaborative study on Partially-sighted Philanthropy (Working Model) 2008
(with Sebastian Craig / i-cabin, London )
Long-distance imagined map of Vaasa, adapted woodcrafts, receipt, edition of compiled emails on chair.
Just prior to leaving for my residency in Finland I approached Sebastian Craig of i-cabin gallery to collaborate on a long distance project whilst I was out there. Based on questions we both had about our respective practices we decided to undertake a research project into usefulness, value and benevelance. After two brief meetings at our respective studios the rest of the negotiations took place online, in emails, text messages and chat rooms, these conversations have been collected together in an 18,000 word publication*.
After finding the local prison just off the centre of town and visiting the attached shop that was part of a scheme to sell handicrafts made by the inmates, we employed it as a suitable site for our activity. The shop being the public face of this obscured institution and an open invitation to enter and interact.