“1,095: One Year’s Worth of Other People’s Plates”
Swap meet at LACMA
Part of Fallen Fruit’s “Let Them Eat LACMA” on Sunday November 7th, 2010, Noon - 8 pm
FIFTY ARTISTS EXPLORE FOOD, ART, CULTURE AND POLITICS
View the DONATED PLATES & DONATION PROCESS for the MANDALA here
A Hi-Res version of the Let Them Eat LACMA brochure can be downloaded here note: it will take a few minutes to download.
CALL FOR PLATES:
LA artist Bari Ziperstein invites the public to contribute their dinner plates to “1,095: One Years Worth of Other People’s Plates”—a large-scale, temporary, site-specific ceramic plate mandala—and to have their plates participate in this one day public collection.
For every plate you donate, you can pick out a new commemorative “1,095” plate during the November 7th “Let Them Eat LACMA” event. Present your plate donation receipt to pick out your new collection of dinnerware in the amount of your donation. Plate donations are also accepted the day of the event and likewise eligible for exchange. Ziperstein is collecting plates up till November 5 for a one-day event at LACMA on November 7. Plates will only be collected by the artist or dropped off at her Glassell Park studio not at LACMA. Plates can be donated the day of the event at LACMA, but not before.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
“1,095: One Year’s Worth of Other People’s Plates” is a continuation of Bari Ziperstein’s on-going investigation of the architectural and design history of Los Angeles and the effect of consumerism and collecting on the urban landscape. This project incorporates Ziperstein’s idiosyncratic process of reassembling and transforming functional domestic objects, utilizing her dexterity with materials to create an interactive three-dimensional installation of one years worth of other people’s ceramic plates (3 meals a day x 365 days = 1,095 plates) in the shape of a mandala. Collected via social networking, each plate will have a commemorative sticker on the back marking the plate’s participation. Ziperstein will build and place the ceramic mandala from the collected plates over the course of four hours (Noon – 4 pm) in the Art of America lobby at LACMA. Over the course of four hours, the mandala will fluctuate drastically and in unexpected ways with the acquisition of incoming plates and the distribution of collected plates. Part swap meet part sculpture, this one-day collection of plates will be redistributed back to museum visitors or donated to a local thrift store if leftovers remain.