Would you like to participate in an artistic experience?

Ricardo Basbaum’s project for documenta 12 has arrived at TrAIN. would you like to participate in an artistic experience? starts with the offering of a painted steel object (125 × 80 × 18 cm) to be taken home by the participant (individual, group or collective) who will have a certain period of time to realize an artistic experience with it. Twenty new objects were produced for documenta. Ten of them circulate in Brazil and Latin America, nine in Europe and one in Africa. One has recently arrived at the TrAIN Research Centre.

During the time they are in the possession of the object, it is up to the participants to make decisions: what kind of experience will be enacted, where the object will be taken, how it will be useful. The participants send feedback in the form of texts, images, videos or objects, and the documents are displayed in a website developed for the project. Each participant has access to editing tools, which will permit them to upload the documentation themselves. For the duration of documenta 12, results also feed into a sculptural-architectonic installation developed for the exhibition.

For enquiries about the object currently at TrAIN (and requests from individuals or groups within UAL who are interested in participating) use the Contact area.

Ricardo Basbaum is in the TrAIN Directory.

Wednesday 16 January, 2008