Here is a PDF preview of the booklet with two projects done in 2010/2011.
16 pages, b-w, B5, PDF size: 2.6MB
ENTRANCE 25 Soho Square
GROUND FLOOR Series Grass roots by Huw Chaffer.
FLOOR 8 – Ben Woodhouse, Follower, 2010
FLOOR 8 – Condiment Junkie, Sound and Music suite
Alan McQuillan, KOPF JĂGER, various locations across the ten floors.
FLOOR 7 AdvertBreak, Repellent Bar Services
FLOOR 6 Ada Kai-Ting Yang, Before/After, 2010
FLOOR 5 OKO
Fun_ball outside of the former Football Asso Hq at 25 Soho Sq.
WAYS AND MEANS TO GET OUT!! – Fact sheet –
-Â Â Â 300 blank cards: L 20
-Â Â Â White tack / masking tape: L 3
-Â Â Â Spray paints: L 15
-Â Â Â Printing paper: L 12
Total: L 50
-Â Â Â 2 days, 12 hours
Room size â approx 700cm x 450cm
Wall painting size â 640cm x 161cm
From 300 cards incorporated in the painting 134 had been taken, 36 returned as requested â 11 Jhonâs and 25 Janeâs. The total of 98 cards left the building from which 2 had been sold for L 3 each. The one sold card is expected to go to Croatia; the rest is presumably drifting in London area. 166 cards remained.
A performative piece WAYS AND MEANS TO GET OUT!! was executed during a group art event TO BE DESTROYED at 25 Soho Square, London on 5th November 2010.
The WAYS AND MEANS TO GET OUT!! project included following elements: a wall painting incorporated 300 plastic cards (dimensions of the painting – w: 640cm, h:161cm), a portable printer, a mobile phone with a photo-camera, 3 blank sheets of paper and the wall slogan âGet yo passâ.
Anyone entering the room could choose one card which allowed her/him to get out of the building (there was a guard on the door collecting the cards). Once the person picked up the card the visitor name and the number was written down on the pass. All female visitors were JANE, all male visitors were JHON. The track of the visitors- the name and the number- was written down on a sheet of paper. Selected randomly visitors get opportunity to print out and stick their photo to the pass. From 300 cards 134 had been taken form the wall painting and only 36 of them returned. The rest, 98 cards, left the building and presumably they drift in Great London area.
Below are photos showing how the WAYS AND MEANS TO GET OUT!! project looks right now. The current state consists of a wall painting with 300 plastic cards mounted with a white tack or masking tape.
During the TO BE DESTROYED event those cards will be peel off and issue to the visitors. Some will be even lucky to get a photographic portrait printed on them. By removing the cards a new pattern will be created in the field of the painting.