Sunday, July 5, 2009

Our Lives in Grid – An Ebay Quilt

So I’ve just graduated from art school. Hopefully I hear about the job I interviewed for tomorrow, but in the meantime it’s time for us to sell everything we own for 99 cents on ebay.

It’s very sad for me to say goodbye to all my videogame consoles, SNES Carts and PC Games, DVD collection, comics, etc, and I’m surprised I’m actually feeling nostalgic for these old Dungeons and Dragons manuals, but it’s also kind of freeing to be getting rid of so much stuff.

I was inspired by Penelope Umbrico, and her amazing craigslist collages, which Pete Halupka showed us while he was visiting a couple weeks ago. So I put together this grid of everything we’re letting go. I’m thinking of printing it on a blanket, like a quilt, so we can wrap yourself in all our possessions. Hm. Maybe not. We do need a new blanket though.

Oh yeah, you can buy things. All out auctions end next saturday. Buy a dvd for a buck (whatever people bid it up to, I guess) and help Beth and I buy film and canvasses. It would be nice to know some of this shit might go to my friends. I know you want my old pokemon cards. Some crazy from Australia seems to.

If you’re in Savannah, you don’t have to pay shipping, I’ll bring whatever to you.

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 6:38 pm