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ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMPS 41POUNDS.ORG ASTOUNDED BY BARBARA HASHIMOTO: JUNK MAIL EXHIBITION IN CHICAGO

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , , , , , on August 8, 2008 by got2write

Last summer, artist Barbara Hashimoto asked a small business in Chicago to start collecting its junk mail. After 12 months of shredding, Hashimoto amassed more than 3,000 cubic feet of shredded material, all delivered by the U.S. Postal Service to this one small business.

Hashimoto’s labor-intensive process inspired a series of sculptures, installations, performances and collaborations (watch the video!) performed in Los Angeles and Chicago. The Chicago Arts District now sponsors Hashimoto’s junk mail exhibits. Come watch the process anytime through 45-foot floor-to-ceiling storefront windows. For night-time strolls, the exhibition is lit up. And mark your calendars now for the Junk Mail holiday reception in December!

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BARBARA HASHIMOTO & R. O’DONNELL TAPE JUNK MAIL CONFESSIONS

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , , , , on August 2, 2008 by got2write

 

 

Fine artist Barbara Hashimoto and writer/actor R. O’Donnell videotape the “Junk Mail Confessions” of exhibition visitors at the “Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail” exhibition at 2003 South Halsted Street, Chicago. The next tapings will take place on the Second Friday receptions, September 12 and October 10 from 6 – 10 PM. These taping will be presented at the exhibition in November along with R. O’Donnell’s one-man show entitled “Junk Mail 101.” For dates and show times visit barbarahashimoto.com.

> Barbara Hashimoto Website

> Junk Mail photos by Archie FlorCruz at whateverland.com

> Junk Mail photos by FlorCruz at flickr

Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail Gets Fresh Cut

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , , on July 16, 2008 by got2write

Fresh Cut is a video magazine created by Fresh Cut Media, a production company based in Chicago, IL. Focusing on unique content that is often overlooked by the mainstream media, Fresh Cut captures a diverse cross-section of art, culture, news and commentary through the lens of new media.

Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail exhibition having a six-month run care of The Chicago Arts District, has opened its gallery doors to the public, 2003 S. Halsted Street, Chicago. The exhibit, which explores how Junk Mail intrudes on our daily life, is also open during the traditional 2nd Friday Gallery Walk that has made the Art District of East Pilsen famous to locals and tourists alike.

The public is invited to see the Junk Mail Landscapes (guest artists Michael Kozien will also present a suite of video and sound junk mail explorations), and “White Trash: Available”. Sit in front of the mounds of hand shredded junk mail and be taped making “true” Junk Mail Confessions. This is your chance to make something useful out of over a year’s worth of hand-shredded paper by fine artist Barbara Hashimoto. “Advertisers need to be more conscious of people’s right to quality of life,” says Hashimoto from a packed gallery opening this past Friday, “Junk mail is an intrusion into that right.”

Other special events throughout the year include Junk Mail Landscapes, Junk Mail Interiors, and Junk Mail Christmas where trees will be decorated using hand shredded Holiday Catalogues and other Holiday related Junk mail.

JUNK MAIL FACTS: 100 million trees are cut down to produce junk mail annually. The majority of junk mail is produced from natural forests. In 2006, Americans received 77 billion pieces of junk mail. In 2006, more than 15 million trees were cut down to produce the 1.8 billion pounds of undeliverable junk mail. (That’s above and beyond what was delivered.) 44% of the junk mail received goes unopened into the landfill.

Born in New Jersey and educated at Yale, Hashimoto’s work has been exhibited throughout Japan, The U.S. and The Middle East and is in more than 250 public and private collections including The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American Art, The Museum of Arts and Design (New York) and The National Museum of Women in the Arts.

> Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail Fresh Cut Video

> Fresh Cut Website

> Barbara Hashimoto Website

BARBARA HASHIMOTO: JUNK MAIL STILL WHITE TRASH

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , , on July 12, 2008 by got2write

Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail exhibit having a six-month run care of The Chicago Arts District, has opened its gallery doors to the public, 2003 S. Halsted Street, Chicago. The exhibit, which explores how Junk Mail intrudes on our daily life, is also open during the traditional 2nd Friday Gallery Walk that has made the Art District of East Pilsen famous to locals and tourists alike.

The public is invited to see the Junk Mail Landscapes (guest artists Michael Kozien will also present a suite of video and sound junk mail explorations), and “White Trash: Available”. Sit in front of the mounds of hand shredded junk mail and be taped making “true” Junk Mail Confessions. This is your chance to make something useful out of over a year’s worth of hand-shredded paper by fine artist Barbara Hashimoto. “Advertisers need to be more conscious of people’s right to quality of life,” says Hashimoto from a packed gallery opening this past Friday, “Junk mail is an intrusion into that right.”

Other special events throughout the year include Junk Mail Landscapes, Junk Mail Interiors, and Junk Mail Christmas where trees will be decorated using hand shredded Holiday Catalogues and other Holiday related Junk mail.

JUNK MAIL FACTS: 100 million trees are cut down to produce junk mail annually. The majority of junk mail is produced from natural forests. In 2006, Americans received 77 billion pieces of junk mail. In 2006, more than 15 million trees were cut down to produce the 1.8 billion pounds of undeliverable junk mail. (That’s above and beyond what was delivered.) 44% of the junk mail received goes unopened into the landfill.

Born in New Jersey and educated at Yale, Hashimoto’s work has been exhibited throughout Japan, The U.S. and The Middle East and is in more than 250 public and private collections including The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American Art, The Museum of Arts and Design (New York) and The National Museum of Women in the Arts.

> Barbara Hashimoto Website

WRITER/ACTOR R. O’DONNELL DELIVERS ‘JUNK MAIL 101’

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2008 by got2write

R. O’Donnell & Barbara Hashimoto

Writer/actor R. O’Donnell, has been invited to perform his one-man show entitled Junk Mail 101 for the extended Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail exhibit, 2003 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, every Saturday in November. The 45 minute show will examine in a humorous light how junk mail effects our everyday lives. “It’s something Barbara and I discussed over a year ago,” says O’Donnell, “Since Barbara’s Junk Mail exhibit was awarded another six months, It was just time to unite for a common cause.”

Other special events throughout the year include Junk Mail Landscapes, Junk Mail Interiors, and Junk Mail Christmas where trees will be decorated using hand shredded Holiday Catalogues and other Holiday related Junk mail.

More recently, Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail exhibit, will open its gallery doors for an artist meet and greet from 12-4 PM today, July 12 at 2003 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, where the exhibit grows bigger everyday.

Junk Mail Facts: 100 million trees are cut down to produce junk mail annually. The majority of junk mail is produced from natural forests. In 2006, Americans received 77 billion pieces of junk mail. In 2006, more than 15 million trees were cut down to produce the 1.8 billion pounds of undeliverable junk mail. (That’s above and beyond what was delivered.) 44% of the junk mail received goes unopened into the landfill.

R. O’Donnell co-wrote the award-winning off-Broadway musical One & One, Radio City Music Hall’s A Manhattan Showboat, and co-founded the New Age Vaudeville theatre company, the New Variety cabaret, and the R. Rated television show.

Born in New Jersey and educated at Yale, Hashimoto’s work has been exhibited throughout Japan, The U.S. and The Middle East and is in more than 250 public and private collections including The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American Art, The Museum of Arts and Design (New York) and The National Museum of Women in the Arts.

> Barbara Hashimoto Website

> Wikipedia: Richard O’Donnell

BARBARA HASHIMOTO: JUNK MAIL, ARTIST ON PREMISES TODAY

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , on July 12, 2008 by got2write

Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail exhibit, having an extended six-month run care of The Chicago Arts District, will open its doors from 12-4 PM today, July 12th at 2003 S. Halsted Street, Chicago. Come in and meet and greet fine artist Barbara Hashimoto, walk in the mounds of landscaping created solely out of a years worth of shredded junk mail, and play in the White Trash Available exhibit. The Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail, a multimedia exhibit is housed in a spacious gallery in East Pilsen famous to locals and tourists alike.

> Barbara Hashimoto Website

> photographer Adair Sanchez

BARBARA HASHIMOTO: JUNK MAIL EXHIBIT OPENS DOORS TONIGHT

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , , on July 11, 2008 by got2write

 

Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail exhibit, having a six-month run care of The Chicago Arts District, will open its gallery doors for a reception from 6-10 PM this Friday, July 11 at 2003 S. Halsted Street, Chicago. The reception will be held during the traditional 2nd Friday Gallery Walk that has made the Art District of Pilsen famous to locals and tourists alike.

The growing body of shredded (by hand) junk mail is about to engulf the entire building. It’s unusual and spectacular to say the least. That’s why photographer Adair Sanchez stood outside (in relative safety) and began clicking away. The results where posted on his flickr photostream and then picked up by journalist Ricky Burke’s twitter, mobblogged to friends and foes alike.

The public is invited to see the Junk Mail Landscapes (guest artists Michael Kozien will present a suite of video and sound junk mail explorations), and “White Trash: Available”he Arts.

> Barbara Hashimoto Website