Thursday, May 6, 2010

mail nothing

Mail Nothing to the Tate Modern

I'm participating in this project at the Tate Modern in London.
Just mailed anempty box out yesterday, you can track it along with the other artist packages HERE.

All received mailings will be exhibited unopened May 14-16 in the
Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern.

From the site:
"By locating these packages (all with various points of departure and the same location of arrival) at various moments in their transit, one can grasp a mental picture of the vast global infrastructure of shipping - a breathing system of objects in continuous movement. The packages being sent to the Tate Modern, declared to contain "nothing" on their customs-forms as they cross international borders, generate the data of travel with tracking technologies. This data becomes a trace - a trace of nothing (or, of something empty). Mail carriers claim these tracking numbers (and the data) as their legal property, which we are appropriating and exhibiting in this project."

All received mailings will be photographed and posted online.

A project by Rhizome and David Horvitz for No Soul For Sale at the Tate Modern, London.
Curated by Ceci Moss of Rhizome.