Monday, November 4, 2013

Little Paper Planes Presents: "Material Material" by Doug Johnston & Debbie Carlos

Opening tonight!

Come to the LPP shop to meet Michigan based Debbie Carlos and NYC based Doug Johnston. The artists have been working on a collaborative project since June where they will bring the objects to LPP and talk about this process along with their own practices. We will also be releasing a small publication documenting this project that night! 

This will be a fun Monday night to meet this extremely talented artists, see the objects they made and have a drink!

"Given the fact that we work in quite different mediums and live in different states, the process of developing a collaboration was an interesting challenge. Eventually the idea of a game arose, where we would email each other assignments with some basic rules as a way to deal with the distance and to keep the tone playful and open. Based on something Doug had said in an interview, Debbie thought that the work could arise based on raw materials we would send each other. By utilizing digitally based collaborative features such as email, texts and Google, we were able to work together over great distances while also mailing each other physical materials.

Sending one material per month for 3 months over the summer, we set out to make anything we wanted, applying the one rule that we should try to avoid combining the materials with more than two other materials.

Debbie sent Doug: metal tubes and bits; a packet of mixed seeds; pure beeswax.
Doug sent Debbie: a sheet of rubber; concrete mix; a bundle of wood dowels."

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