Monday, April 30, 2012

postcard to mao

this work ' postcard to mao' is the first of a new series I am working on which deals with the space in which we communicate and the economic situation we are experiencing. The image mao was copied from the chinese paper currency, the 'yuan'. The work is done with postcards which I collected from different places such as restaurants and culture houses in Denmark, given for free.
Not so long ago we had to pay money for these postcards, but due to a faster and more reliable system of communicating such as email or e-card, these postcards seems to be a 'thing of the past' and can be gotten free and now used as a form of advertisement or propaganda .
The postcards are pinned on to the wall while the rest are laid down on the floor. This gives the work a mortality or temporary status in which it occupies the space for only a period of time, just like a system, an empire or a person, Mao. After some time they are remembered in history books, on paper currencies, posters, stamps or on a postcard.

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