Supremely pleased to share with you this kickstarter campaign for a new artist book by Kim Beck. It’s an extension of her project NOTICE: A Flock of Signs that I worked with her to develop at 100 Acres at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. I’ve seen a number of the drawings and know this book is going to be stunning. This thing must happen!

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"A fisherman passes a shipwreck near the port of Greenville, Liberia. In the mid 1990s, a vessel arrived carrying an aid cargo of rice and fuel. The captain and crew left the ship when it developed a problem and was in danger of sinking. They returned the next day to find that the whole cargo had disappeared and the ship had been ravaged". 
Photo by Tim Hetherington

This reminds me of Tea Makipaa’s Eden II…

abandonedography:

"A fisherman passes a shipwreck near the port of Greenville, Liberia. In the mid 1990s, a vessel arrived carrying an aid cargo of rice and fuel. The captain and crew left the ship when it developed a problem and was in danger of sinking. They returned the next day to find that the whole cargo had disappeared and the ship had been ravaged". 

Photo by Tim Hetherington

This reminds me of Tea Makipaa’s Eden II

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Some of the final installation photographs of Notice: A Flock of Signs at the IMA! Curated by the awesome Sarah Green!

Check out Kim Beck’s new project in 100 Acres (IRL, too, if you can!). I’m very proud to have worked on this. What I first thought would be a relatively subtle installation has turned into a delightfully major intervention in the park. Since 100 Acres opened in 2010, we have aimed for a less-directed approach, moving away from the copious didactic information and wayfinding that one finds inside the museum proper. Beck’s installation cleverly plays upon those conventions, and does so in a way that I anticipate will help visitors let go a bit and embrace the indeterminacy of exploring the outdoor world. 

And be sure to follow Kim Beck’s tumblr