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Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail w/Grand Piano Video Flickr Feed

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , on July 28, 2008 by got2write

 

(Chicago) July 28, 2008 – Artist Barbara Hashimoto collected and hand-shredded the junk mail that came to her studio address for twelve months.  At year’s end she had 3,000 cubic feet of shredded material. Her labor-intensive yet intimate process has inspired a series of sculptures, installations, performances, and collaborations including Shredded Junk Mail with Grand Piano with musician Edward Torrez and videographer Eric Hoffhines. At the commencement of the performance, an imposing pile of this shredded unsolicited material was amassed in the center of the performance space. As Torrez played on the concert grand piano, Hashimoto transferred her stockpile of shredded junk mail until it fully engulfed both musician and instrument. Her movements, initially deliberate and calm, grew into a frenzied crescendo and then into meditative resignation. Buried in paper, Torrez continued to play, his final melodic lullabies muffled by the hundreds of pounds of paper entombing the piano. The entire video can be viewed at barbarahashimoto.com

> Barbara Hashimoto’s shredded junk mail w/Grand Piano

BARBARA HASHIMOTO: JUNK MAIL IN WHATEVER LAND

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2008 by got2write

 

 

Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail exhibition, sponsored by the Chicago Art District & Podmajersky, Inc.,  has landed on Whatever Land. Thanks to photographer Archie Florcruz, a guest at the 2nd Friday Gallery Walk (2003 S. Halsted Street, East Pilsen, Chicago,) Hashimoto’s junk mail creations landed on his popular photo sharing site Whatever Land.

Florcruz posted “Junk Mail Landscapes” and “White Trash: Available” plus guest artists Michael Kozien’s suite of video and sound junk mail explorations. He also clicked away as guests sat in front of the mounds of hand shredded junk mail while being taped making “true” Junk Mail Confessions. Here was a chance for the photojournalist to document over a year’s worth of hand-shredded junk mail 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 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.

> Whateverland Hashimoto: Junk Mail Photos

> Barbara Hashimoto Website

BARBARA HASHIMOTO: JUNK MAIL FLICKR-REFIC

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on July 18, 2008 by got2write

 

Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail exhibition, sponsored by the Chicago Art District & Podmajersky, Inc.,  has been flickr feed once again. Thanks to photographer Archie FlorCruz, a guest at last Friday’s 2nd Friday Gallery Walk 2003 S. Halsted Street, East Pilsen, Chicago.

There he captured “Junk Mail Landscapes” and “White Trash: Available” plus guest artists Michael Kozien’s suite of video and sound junk mail explorations. 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 Archie FlorCruz Flickr

> Whateverland Hashimoto Junk Mail Photos

> Barbara Hashimoto Website