We discovered Lou Marcellin a couple of weeks ago while writing about showdown NY, and well we liked her 2009 apartment project so much (now that she’s participating @ the contest) that we needed to know more….
Going back 13 months Kay Marcellin, Lou, Sarah Medvedowsky & Maude Mathieu presented their project during the Apartment Marathon on Saturday 11 December on Broadway Market. Following onto this talk they conducted a photo shoot in their studio and here are the results…
This series of photographs, taken on the 11th of December 2009 try to provide one answer to the question of how to document a transitional moment. The worldly possessions of studio 309, Netil House, assembled and impounded, form a kind of group portrait – the human form is absent though, replaced and represented by bean bag filling, agramophone horn, three pairs of laced leather boots, cardboard boxes bearing the logo and imprint of a premium banana brand, knots of steel, bags of durable plastic, a chair missing its third and purpose-defining leg .
“…The process is one that when confronted with the teetering pillars and slumped stacks of one’s personal belongings, encourages/pushes one towards a type of minimalism – a life reduced to essentials …” writes Katrina Schwartz.
Now how many squared meters would you need to pile up all your objects if needing to relocate? You can vote for her participation on the NY Showdown here, but you’ll have to sign up (with facebook connect you see… it’s not that painful).