What do food subsidies, grandmothers, bar codes and practical jokes have in common? Nothing.
Displaying all posts filed under the "Artfoodness" Category
Putting the “me” in media. Plus some other stuff.
A found list + $5 + starving songwriter = Musical genius!
Seen in Ranjit’s Flickr stream: “Every Saturday, if I can, I go to my local greenmarket (at Grand Army Plaza), buy some goodies, take them home, and scan them. I’ve been doing it since 2000 or so, though this set only contains more recent ones.”
Hey! I will be presenting a portion of my immense collection of found grocery lists at an underground art event in Chicago, and giving a talk about the lists, collecting and my books. The event is sponsored by He Said/She Said, an exhibition and event series held in the home …
Enough people have sent this my way that I have to link it up: “Put your skills to better use.” Though I must confess that I think they put their skills to great use — and I would love to find a list like this one day.
So there used to be, like, no fun or interesting books about grocery stores and grocery store… stuff. Then Julian Montague released his amazing and comprehensive “The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification” in 2006. A marvelous achievement! Have you seen it? And in …
…one awesome project by Robert J. Bolesta: An “alphabet made of raw hamburger. Each character hand-shaped, packaged, and photographed individually.” (Thanks Douglas Wilson!)
Check out this amazingly mundane yet eerily beautiful photograph of shopping carts. Captured by Kate Bingaman-Burt of Obsessive Consumption fame, archival prints are available at 20×200.
“For an entire year, New Hampshire eco-artist Tim Gaudreau photographed everything he threw away. He recycles and considers himself environmentally responsible. He doesn’t buy much. So what did he learn as a result of photographing his average, daily consumption? The photos (over 5,000 of them!) showed him that most of …