On-site Project: The Long Thing

An interactive project by Alessandro Calabrese

21-23 September 2018 

Specially created for Unseen Amsterdam 2018, Alessandro Calabrese’s (IT) participatory project addresses the concept of authorship and the personal challenge to abandon it by inviting visitors to contribute an image from their phone before deleting it from their device. As more photographs are printed and destroyed throughout the day, the mass of images shredded receive a new collective life as they are assembled into new works, and exhibited as The Long Thing: Re-assembling Images.

Image:  Untitled, from the series The Long Thing, 2017 © Alessandro Calabrese/ VIASATERNA