Exchange # 5 June 2013

Exchange # 5

Jordan → Adam

Exchange # 5 - READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY
EXCHANGE # 5 – READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY

I received exchange # 4.3 from Adam in May…

I immediately knew these pieces had reached a point of conclusion, any further actions acted upon these thoroughly manipulated objects would only lead to their demise.

The package as i received it from Adam
The package as I received it from Adam
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The objects we zip tied into place, I had to cut them loose to inspect each object individually.
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The moose shape void left by Adam’s exacto surgery.
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A curious handled and padded object.
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Custom decals cut from the flat rate label.
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Mail
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A saw within a saw.
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A mustache comb within a saw.

The transformation of  objects throughout this project has challenged  my  ideas about the purpose of making. Adam continues to send me unexpected packages full of interesting decisions. This project has been stirring up memories of my early days in art school and my fear to make choices, the Flat Rate Exchange has reminded me that we must  move beyond any expectation from the making process and just allow the process to happen.  I find the recycling / cannibalizing of ideas, materials, and flat rate packing to be freeing, but i am always trying to anticipate what Adam will do.

So I decided that  the fifth exchange will begin with a list of instructions for Adam… and a little something for protection.

Exchange # 5 - READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY
EXCHANGE # 5 – READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY
Rubber Apron - (Safety First)
Rubber Apron – (Safety First)
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