The Internet Gives the Possibility of Being Alone with Other People, Aug 2008
11 pages, full color
11 X 17 inches
A simple collection of my summer internet-community activity formatted as a calendar and bound with butterfly screws for the possibility of supplementation.
"Permanent Vacation is a Clan. A clan to feel safe, warm and comforted by. Our clan has, just like the Irish clans of the Aran Islands; its own jumper. It is knitted by hand in Ireland by the same skilled knitters that make the Aran sweaters. The unique pattern of the PV Clan Sweater is designed in collaboration with the Irish craftswomen. The PV pattern stands for beauty, friendship and comfort. Our jumper is long and big. It is cool when needed and warm when its wearer needs warmth."
Clan Aran Sweaters
An old and battered chest of drawers is restored to its presumed original state. Paint is removed, broken parts are repaired, the chest is polished and handles are added. The process is then reversed, actions are performed which could have caused the found state. The chest is painted, then treated with various tools, paint is splashed on, it is scraped and hammered, until it as closely resembles the found old state as possible. The process of restoration and aging is recorded on video, and presented with the object.