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Art Wallet

Time: October 15, 2010 at 6pm to October 15, 2020 at 7pm
Location: York
Event Type: on-going, project
Organized By: MaryAnne
Latest Activity: Aug 24

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I have had the same old wallet for over 25 years and it has been everywhere with me, never been lost, never stolen and never been completely empty of money.
I reckon it is time it took a well earned retirement and so I have come up with a new project.
I want to fill the wallet with "art" versions of everything that there might normally be found there ... money, credit cards, receipts, small photos, stamps ..... I am sure you know the sort of things.
My idea is that when it is reasoably full, I will try and put on some inpromtu exhibitions of it ... that is, showing it to someone else and letting them look through its contents and make of it what they will. It would be an ideal way of introducing mail art creations to an un-suspecting public, one-to-one, in cafe, railway carriage, etc etc.
Any type of work welcome. humerous or serious, references to related themes such as the consumer society or identity issues.
I havnt worked out how to document the project but I am sure something will occur to me eventualy.

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Comment by carl baker on August 7, 2011 at 6:44pm

mary anne,

wallet material coming to u,

tokens, tickets, ephemera.

Comment by Brad Baucom on May 20, 2011 at 3:47am
Brilliant idea!  It's especially timely for me since I just retired my wallet in April.  It had been in use since Fall 1991, or almost 20 years.  I did carry some art in it; namely a print of an eraser carving I did.

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