Sunday, June 24, 2012

Lucy Pullen and Sandy Plotnikoff

Lucy Pullen and Sandy Plotnikoff
Untitled (Little Cockroach Press 12)
Toronto, Canada: Art Metropole, 1999
16 pp., 20 x 12.7 cm., paper
Edition of 1000, 25 signed by the artists

“Sandy and I made projects to test the so-called "social contract."

Both of us were interested in propositions. The spaces available to us were public spaces, so that's where the work took place. We were assertive and there was nothing to lose. Both of us were interested in simple formal principles like colour, piles, and wordplay. His view of the world was strange, which I liked. We visited the dumpsters regularly. Both of us were studying the remains of conceptual practices in Canada and the US, looking for new things to do. Our projects were sustainable because they were ephemeral: super-balls bounced into the ocean, booklets were distributed for free. We always thought the work was generous, economic, and generative. We had a profound influence on one another.”

Lucy Pullen

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