wall installation with found elements, numbered plastic bags and computer with interactive digital project
This project consists of over 600 small plastic bags, which contain found elements collected from the ground during a period of a year and a half. Each bag has a number that corresponded to the date, time and place of collection. The accompanying HTML archive contains the list of numbers as links to short gif animations related to the moment of collection and its specific site. The bags contained the physical evidence of a particular moment, while the digital files archived the intangible thoughts and memories.
El proyecto consiste de más de 600 bolsitas de plástico que contienen elementos encontrados recogidos del suelo durante año y medio. Cada bolsita tiene un número que corresponde a la fecha, hora y lugar de recolección. El archivo digital (HTML) que acompaña las bolsas contiene la lista de números que sirven como enlaces a animaciones cortas, las cuales están directamente relacionadas al momento y sitio de colección. Las bolsitas contienen la evidencia física de un momento en particular, mientras que los archivos digitales muestran lo intangible, las memorias.
“This work included a real-life wall installation as well as an internet site that offered a column of numerical strings. Each figure was a hyperlink that visitors could view at random. The image files contained texts, notations, or drawn marks that corresponded to (or were inspired by) actual items, such as leaves or dirt samples in small plastic bags, that the artist collected over a year, documented with time and date, and which were hung in the gallery. While the installation was a tangible and vast minimalist grid that sealed and ordered bits and pieces from nature, the virtual project allowed for a more introspective, personal and lingering examination of these geological samples.”
excerpt from Nayda Collazo-Llorens: The Logic of Dreams by Deborah Cullen, published in the catalog of the exhibition Here and There: Six Artists from San Juan at Museo del Barrio, NY, 2001