Monthly Archives: May 2009
After the show I had so many mixed feelings. As a whole, I was really proud of everybody for pulling it all together and thought we had all made some great work but personally I felt my cart was a work in progress. After the last day of the show I ended up chaining my cart in the alleyway on the west side of Charon street inbetween Colleraine and Paris, where it still remains to this day. Each time I passed it throughout the month it seemed to be changing. First there was some garbage in it, ofcourse. It became a garbage for Coffee cups and cigarette plastic. Then, the next day there was a full slive of meat lover’s pizza from the Center Pizza accross the street, I knew it was from there because of the white paper plate that’s oh so familiar to me. The pizza dissapeared by the end of that day and to this day I wonder if someone ate it or not? I had originally chained it the cart to my bike, but when I finally found a cheap chain just for the cart, people seemed even more likely to approach it. About a week passed before I noticed that the hinge that I welded to hold up the rack at the end of it was gone. Next, the 2x4x22 piece of ply wood was screwed off from the bottom of the cart and finally a few days after that, the two front wheels were gone.
I think the moment I saw my cart in this delapitated state I felt like I had accomplished something, like the work was done and I was proud of it. I hadn’t done anything to it, it was more of the people’s artwork, even though they probably don’t recognize it as that at all. All of these little things left inside of it were traces of events and reminence of a specific place. I wish I could have documented it all and showed how it had changed over time but I have these before and after shots to show you. I would like to go more in depth with this kind of project in the future but as you can see, for now, this cart is cooked.