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doing so that (tie a knot in it, the world is a handkerchief, a pile of promises)

 
doing so that (tie a knot in it, the world is a handkerchief, a pile of promises)
doing so that (tie a knot in it, the world is a handkerchief, a pile of promises) 2013 Handkerchief exchange nonhuman
Artwork, image and photography © Perdita Phillips eclogues

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Handkerchiefs 28 x 28 cm Edition of 250 handkerchiefs. Individual handkerchiefs by exchange contract $1100 installation
250 handkerchiefs, paper, pens
Project: .–. / .- / .- penguin anticipatory archive 20132013 Manly and Kings Cross, Australia
Exhibition: Novel Ecologies
2013 The Cross Art Projects, Kings Cross

This artwork was generated as part of the .–. / .- / .- artist in residence with The Cross Art Projects 29 August to 9 September 2013 for the Novel Ecologies exhibition curated by Jasmin Stephens. The project was based around the Little Penguin colony at Manly, Sydney. In the exhibition each handkerchief had a label with the words: .– …. .- – / -.. — . … / .- / .–. . -. –. ..- .. -. / .– .- -. – (What does a penguin want). Handkerchiefs could be taking by the audience, but in order to accept a handkerchief participants were asked to make an assurance…

In exchange for a handkerchief I will:

  1. ask “what does a penguin want?” and do something practical about it
  2. volunteer 3 days a year for a hands-on outdoor environmental project
  3. swap permanently from using tissues to using handkerchiefs
  4. other:

doing so that (tie a knot in it, the world is a handkerchief, a pile of promises)
Further details of the P A A project

With thanks to: Jasmin Stephens, Jo Holder, Phillip Boulten, Thom van Dooren, John MacRitchie, John Stockfeld, Belinda Cannell, Lincoln Johnson, Jim Boyce, Director Judy Reizes and the staff at the Manly Environment Centre.