Monday, April 21, 2008

Garbage Can Project Portfolio

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.

The first page of the book contains the project statement.

Each page contains that day's image and the date on which it was made. This is from August 12, 2007.

August 13, 2007.

August 14, 2007.

August 15, 2007.

August 16, 2007.

August 17, 2007.

August 18, 2007.

This page lists all of the weekly video activity

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would like to exhibit my design work in a portfolio just like this.... is there anyway way I could get one with sleeves? I am at my wits end trying to find the exact thing i want! my e-mail is Thank you!!!