- Experimental Skeleton, Inc. invites you to participate in our newest project. Please feel free to forward this to as many people and groups as you would like. The more viral this project goes the more interesting it will become.
Experimental Skeleton, Inc. in collaboration with the Bluebird Books Bus is proud to present "The Silverfish Revolution," a project that will transform Tempus Projects, Tampa Fl. into a social experiment through accumulation of collages by invited artists, which will be layered upon by the public during the schedule of the exhibition.
The use of collage as a form is tied specifically to the creator's personal response to popular images that are easily accessible to others; a kind of psychological and visual revolving door that "The Silverfish Revolution" injects with nitrous oxide. We intend to create a platform for the public to express, through donated ephemera, a visual map of the current cultural and political mood made concrete and captured as a moment frozen in glue.
How can you participate? Easy! Just send a collage, preferably in an 8.5" x 11" format in a manilla envelope, to Experimental Skeleton, Inc. 2929 North 15th Street, Tampa, Florida 33605. E.S. Inc. will be receiving works sent by mail until August 25 (postmarked August 25, 2012) to be included in the project. The entire accumulation project "The Silverfish Revolution" will then be on view while Tampa hosts the Republican National Convention. All submitted materials will be credited to the sender. All materials will be included and credited in the project. E.S.Inc. will also include any donated ephemera into the project -- so mail in those old magazines, local Chinese menus and band posters.
"The Silverfish Revolution" will first open to the public on August 18. On this evening donated ephemera will be used by the audience to add to the existing collage. A second event will be held on August 25 for the creation of signs to be taken away from Tempus Projects and used in protest or support of the convention crafted with donated ephemera. There will also be a second opportunity to add to the overall project.
The Bluebird Books Bus (http://www.thebluebirdbus.com/) will be present at both public events to disseminate materials donated for the project to add to the collage. The audience will be encouraged to board and explore the bus to collect inspiring ephemera to use in their projects.
Any questions can be sent to Joe Griffith at email@example.com.
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