|Pasteur. Synecdoche.||1997||Laboratory glassware and found objects||multiples|
|Artwork, image and photography © Perdita Phillips||wonder|
|bottles approx 30 cm high||130 of 142 unique state bottles available||$330|
|Laboratory glassware with postcards, photographs, soil, peat, sand, mud, encyclopaedia entries and found objects|
|Exhibition: Yada Yada Happy Doo-Da Art Show, First Year MFA Exhibitions||1997||Gallery 1434, University of California, Santa Barbara|
|Exhibition: Pasteur. Synecdoche.||2001||Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle|
The Pasteur. Synecdoche. work consists of 142 glass bottles, which have been sealed in the same manner as Pasteur’s famous experiments proving the microbial origin of decay. Inside each of the bottles are found postcards or photographs, mostly from the 1950s and 1960s. The subject matter of the images is most often rural and “natural” images of the United States. Many are of the highways of America.
|Stamp 25 mm high x 20 mm wide|
Some postcards were included unaltered, with the original text and addresses. Other blank cards were annotated with word definitions or soil samples. Some bottles grew spectacular yellow mould. The text on the cards, photos and other found images are catalogued and presented next to the work on small cards.