Knowing you can but you don't!
Our city's grandest social hall is also the home of our largest scale social experiment! Protected only by our faith in each other, thousands of cans form our latest piece of installation art. We wanted the world to be an active participant in the project AND we wanted the art to feel alive.
The mural is made of thousands of quart cans which can be viewed up close as products or far away as pixels in a larger design. Check here for some more information on the particulars of the project.
Every can sits on a shelf and can be easily moved. One side of each can is black and the other a colorful hand printed product design allowing for nearly unlimited permutations. This allows us as artists to change the work at anytime and keep the space relevant to its surroundings and our mood -- nothing is concrete and each design is fleeting. Every month the piece will be meticulously arranged into a new image or pattern. After that it is up to the viewers to help us keep the order.
Experiment 1: What will happen? Like tracks in sand, people's interactions with the piece are recorded in the slow change of the matrix.
Change is inevitable and that is the point.
Experiment 2: How will people relate to the products we have invented for them?
See below for our initial findings (Instagram #pinewoodsocial)