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Homage to Felix Gonzalez-Torres

"Homage to Felix Gonzalez-Torres"

This project is born as a homage to Felix Gonzalez-Torres, a marvelous intimist artist. This re-creates one of his most well known projects, the photograph of his bed exhibited to the pedestrians on the streets of New York City, a project organized by Anne Unland in collaboration with MoMa, from May 16th to June 30th of 1992. It is my intention to take it as a starting point and re-create it on the world wide web, hoping to involve other persons and render it all as a work in progress. Such action would render homage to an artist I love, re-evaluate the role of the web which, the more it becomes real space that documents and renders live reality itself, the further it creates a dialogue between private and public space.

The artistic work will take as its starting point photographs contributed by the contestants which will be posted on the web for which, from 12/16/02 to 12/20/02, I have photographed my bedroom in the morning and have also inserted other photos taken from other public sites (see the list of sites below). I propose that all chance visitors send me photos of their in-the-morning beds so I can publish them starting on 12/20/02 at the appropriate websites.

All the material will then be gathered on a suitable website.

The project will be developed at these websites:

www.exibitart.com (forum)
www.undo.net (Carta Bianca)

Note to the project participants:
The photos should not be larger than 50 kb or have contents that might be offensive to public morality. Participation in the project will be deemed as your acceptance for the future use of your submitted photos and for their use on other sites and for possible future showings on public sites. Further, your participation will be taken as your authorization for future photographic reproduction and/or use in other presentations by the artist, Dominco Olivero, for commercial or advertising materials. he photographs will be placed on the site with the name of the person who sent them; if you wish another form of acknowledgement please specify in your e-mail.
(traduction by William)