Having recently wrapped up my surveillance for The Garbage Can Project, I've now begun to commission a series of hand-made, 12" x 16" portfolio cases. The tricky thing with a web based project is trying to figure out 1) What the physical form is for exhibition and 2) What to sell (it's a hard reality). I've decided to break the project up into a series of portfolios, one for each week. Each portfolio is available in an edition of one and consists of seven photographs and a dvd of the weekly footage (this portfolio is August 12-18, 2007). When someone is interested in acquiring one, they can choose their week and the portfolio will be custom made for them.
The spine of the portfolio has the week contained within and the front of the case is embossed with a line drawing of one of the cans. Inside of the case is a hand bound book that is also embossed with a white garbage can icon.
Each page contains that day's image and the date on which it was made. This is from August 12, 2007.
There is an envelope on the back cover of the book that contains all of the weekly footage. The menu for the DVD is custom built and divides the footage up into seven short chapters (one for each day).
And so that's it. I'm still trying to figure out ideas for exhibiting this work in a gallery setting, I have some ideas but nothing is set in stone.