One of the 24 hour "Many Mini" Residencies at Koh-i-noor Copenhagen, Denmark January 9-14, 2012 http://www.koh-i-noor.org
A Texas Twitter began in a thrift store, if the start of anything these days is determinable. Blue is how I picture Copenhagen. I’ve never been there, but my Many Mini Residency is a warm substitute. It lasted one and a half hours in Denmark while I was at home in Houston. I spent a couple of weeks thinking about what I would make. I found this porcelain plate when looking for a Copenhagen memento at a gritty little grill known for its Texas sized breakfasts. The Yale Street Grill and Gifts, it's called, also sells antiques and collectables.
I purchased it and re-fired it again in an electric kiln, adding the black letter decals. Neither the giver nor the receiver knew what to expect, since I labeled it not fragile and shipped it without packing material. Had it arrived in pieces, it would have been much more work for Koh-i-noor to exhibit. Thank you for participating in my Many Mini Residency, Sarita Hunn, receiver of the gift and one of the two co-organizers of the Many Mini. It is a risk to accept a gift. Gifts are free like puppies are free - they do not come without responsibilities.
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."
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