Archive for Junk Mail

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