Paris, Jardin des Tuileries, février 2014
Laurent Marqueste, Le Centaure Nessus enlevant Déjanire (détail)
Rufus Wainwright - “April Fools”
“And you will believe in love, and all that its supposed to be
But just until the fish start to smell, and you’re struck down by a hammer.”
Appearances by Gwen Stefani, Martha Wainwright, and Melissa Auf der Maur!
St. Vincent - “Digital Witness”
“What’s the point of even sleeping
if I can’t show it, if you can’t see me?”
Not at all a song about love, but when I first heard it I chose to interpret it as so and it stuck that way for me.
Michael Hainey. Note to Self. 2006.
Oil on canvas. 28” × 22”
Merging my love of his “steal/copy/repeat” approach and my ongoing learnings in generative art, I decided to make a unique art piece for each of his Twitter followers composed of 6000 hearts forming his robot mask. The pieces all look similar, but are actually made entirely of variation.
More than seven hundred pieces of unique art were made in my “cutieITEM” project, responses were very overwhelmingly positive, and I had a lot of fun.
Additional note: The original plan was to tweet each person their piece. One recipient didn’t recognize that they were entirely different pieces of art, or recognize that “unique” and “your own” meant just that, and accused me of “ambush marketing” and being “#lame,” which really killed the energy as the delivery to followers was only roughly 10% complete. Nearly seventy pieces were sent directly to followers with the remaining put in a gallery for people to claim.
As people claim their piece, it is removed from the gallery.