Venice Vending Machine

I’m happy to be taking part of the Venice Vending Machine project: an Installation, to be shown at venues in Venice from the 15 to the 30 September 2011.

This dual sited installation will be hosted by Italian partners Microclima, an artistic project at the Serra dei Giardini and with Laura Ostan at the Contemporary Art Galleria Perela.

Vending machines will be installed at each of the two venues and filled with plastic spherical capsules that will each contain a work of art by one of the contributing artists. Visitors to the space will be able to purchase or barter for a token with which to release an orb from the machine.

‘Each sphere represents the light, a world, an artist, a creative seed and will contain an original piece of diverse artwork produced by both emerging and established artists. Through the game of interaction and the inherent chance of the machine, an automatic distributor, an exchange takes place for both the artist and receiver of the art work.’*

Click here to view some images of the work that I have contributed to the project.

The project has been curated by Ann Jordan from Elysium Gallery in Swansea and Marina Moreno from ART-E-MOTION.

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*Source: Elysium Gallery