Ross Coulter - 10,000 Paper Planes, 2011
"Through the fellowship of the George Mora Foundation and in conjunction with the State Library of Victoria, Ross undertook a multi-camera video and still photographic performance that involved the release of 10,000 paper planes into the Domed Reading Room of the State Library of Victoria. On the 14th of March 2011, 165 people launched 10,000 paper planes in a choreographed event that was recorded by 9 video cameras.
The Domed Reading Room is a place of reflective contemplation. It is also a space for action in the form of reading, writing and thinking. His experience as a patron and former library staff member had caused him to reflect on the space and the thoughts that might occupy the reading room. This thinking coalesced into the idea for the project. The flight paths of the paper planes into the Domed Reading Room could be seen as the movement of information through space and time. The video was a visual represent thought patterns that may have occurred in the Domed Reading Room. The space of the Domed Reading Room itself echoes the shape of a cranium.
This project is concerned with using the physical presence of the collection and the space of the State Library itself. The fellowship and subsequent video artworks and photographs explore the interplay between the architectural structure and the space that it inhabits. The artwork sought brings a visual articulation to the notion that a rebellious act can also be one of beauty and poetry.”
FUCK YEAH ABANDONED PLACES CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY 2013
The time has come again for our giveaway!!
We thought we would get into the spirit of presents and giveaway photography prints taken by myself! I will ship anywhere in the world ^_^
There will be three winners;
One person will get a 8x10 print and
Two people will get a 8x6 print
They can choose whatever photo they want from one of these pages:
Heres what you got to do:
- Reblog this post
- Go to our ask box and tell us what you love about abandoned places or a personal story while you have been exploring or a place you’d love to visit or something interesting to do with abandoned places!
Since I’m currently travelling Europe I won’t be able to draw the winners until I get home in Australia on the 16th January! So get crackin guys!!!
GOOD LUCK WOOOOOO
From Mina (and Ash and Noah!)