A Texas Twitter
24 Hour Mini-Many Residency
January 9-14, 2012
About the Project
If the start of anything these days is determinable, the Texas Twitter mini residency began in a thrift store. Blue is how I picture Copenhagen, although I’ve never been. I purchased a porcelain plate with the blue bird on it and re-fired it in an electric kiln, inclucing the ceramic black letter decals. The original plate I found while browsing for a blue memento at a gritty little grill in Texas known for its breakfast fare.
My Mini-Many Residency in Copenhagen lasted one and a half hours, after the plate got there. That's about as short as a Tweet using the real Twitter mobile app.
I took the package to the post-office and labeled it not fragile- because I thought a short Tweet slying across the sky could not be broken anyway. I packed it in fancy textured blue cord and a corrugated cardboard box. Had it arrived in pieces, Koh-i-noor would have become an unwitting collaborator, and another one of Sarita Hunn's many activities on her website. It didn't break. It now belongs to her.
About the Gallery
"Koh-i-noor is an independent project space and non-profit organization run by a group of artists based in Copenhagen and "upholds a collaborative, process-related, informal platform for open thought, information exchange, spatial experiments, interdisciplinary approach and to maintain a reflection on contemporary art. Although operating within an international network, Koh-i-noor's activities are also informed by and related to its local context and situation. The focus of Koh-i-noor is to create a space for experimentation and to have an influence on the discourse of contemporary art. Koh-i-noor seeks to ensure a critical distance and take position towards contemporary cultural and social conditions."