Consistency of Shadows (Exhibition Catalogs as Autonomous Works of Art) The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
I collaborated with Doro Boehme (curator of the Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago) and programmer Ben Chang on an exhibition devoted to the display of artist-designed exhibition catalogs. This was the first significant show of its kind to focus solely on catalogs created by arttist specifically for their own exhibitions. The work included the design of a plastic clamshell catalog housing, the printed essays (on a specialty coated Tyvek paper), and the interactive CD-ROM which contained images of the work in full color and an edited interview with French conceptual artist Christian Boltanski (shot and edited by me).
In 2007 the exhibition Pass-It-On: Connecting Contemporary Do-It-Yourself Culture opened after 14 months of work. The process of bringing the exhibition to life included research into the history and motivation of d.i.y, interviews with journalists, filmmakers, comic and book artists, designers, artists, and activists, and an open call for work (including the instruction-sets required to recreate any piece in the gallery). Even the catalog was a d.i.y. endeavor.