Shy (dissolution + exchange)

Shy (dissolution + exchange) 2012 copyright Perdita Phillips
Shy (dissolution + exchange) 20122013 conceptual mail art project inimitables
{other details} Artwork, image and photography copyright © Perdita Phillips network
In collaboration with 62 people around the southern hemisphere
Conceptual mail art project. Size variable: wall work 147 x 267cm  edition 1/1 $3300
photocopies, animated GIF, envelopes, table, 63 participants
Project: Propositions 2010 – 2013 Southern Hemisphere
Exhibition: Yonder fake link 2012 Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Exhibition: Melbourne 2010: How Can a Network….? 2010 West Space, Melbourne


removed tag line and put these into the realtionships. Relationships should include project and exhibition names, general connected themes and art media<tr>
<td colspan=”4″><span>The South Project, <a title=”the nonhuman” href=””>nonhuman</a>, <a title=”to map” href=””>to map</a></span></td>

check the process of converting those that don’t have a link (the south project) to a link later on?

A network of mail artists, contemporary artists and non-artists in Australia, South Africa, Botswana, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and New Zealand receive a photocopy, make two copies, send one to Fremantle Western Australia and one to the next person on a list ordered by longitude. In this way the image of the Shy Albatross will dissolve as it is repeatedly copied around the world. As the image decays a network is made and the imprint of a bird that migrates around the earth reminding us of the borderless nature of the Southern Ocean.