al·ter v.t., to create, change or affect a thing, excluding merely changing its context or pointing to it. alt·er·er n., a human who alters.
ar·ti·fact n., any artificial thing to the extent that it is capable of revealing to a human observer the fact that it was altered.
ar·ti·fi·cial adj., altered by a human. ar·ti·fice n., the quality of being artificial.
com·mu·ni·ty n., a group of two or more humans, regardless of whether such humans coexisted in time or space.
con·cept n., a thought, idea or mental image potentially capable of being communicated between humans.
con·tem·plate v.t., to consider…
Edition limited by the number of people suitably equipped and capable of following the instructions
The work is an edition comprising the first photograph taken by each person in keeping with these instructions:
Place your camera-enabled mobile phone screen-up on the nearest approximately flat, horizontal surface, without regard to the phone’s orientation. Open the standard camera application for your phone. Select the camera lens that faces up. Press the shutter button with your dominant hand’s index finger. Follow these instructions as quickly as possible, without introducing any decisions of your own, e.g., intentionally orienting the phone sideways. Failure to do so voids any resulting photograph’s status as an edition of the work.
Transparent material, art museum
The work comprises a transparent, linear tunnel installed between two distinct openings (i.e., entrances or exits) of an art museum such that visitors may pass through the museum without leaving the tunnel or going through a door. Aside from these two openings, the tunnel may not have any other entrances or exits, except for emergency exits as required by applicable building codes. The tunnel must be made primarily of transparent material (e.g., glass, acrylic, etc.) and be large enough for most people to walk through without slouching. The tunnel must be open all…
The work comprises the photograph created as follows:
Obtain camera with a fully-automated setting and set camera on that setting. Randomly generate latitude and longitude in the Degree, Minutes and Seconds format (DD° MM’ SS.S”) by flipping coins, rolling dice, etc. Go there. (If location is on water, boat or swim to location and get in.) Randomly generate offset from true north from 0 to 360 degrees. Face that way. Flip coin to determine landscape or portrait orientation. Orient camera accordingly. Randomly generate angle of elevation from 0 (pointing directly down) to 180 (pointing directly up). Point camera at that angle and take photograph.