jessica charlesworth

Chicago Reader Boxes + Adhocism + Museum of Contemporary Art

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Along with other participants of the We Are Here: Art and Design Out of Context exhibition, Tim and I were invited by The Chicago Reader and the Museum of Contemporary Art to redesign/treat old Chicago Reader newspaper boxes to then be reintroduced into the Chicago cityscape.

Reflecting on our intention to use found objects and left-over materials in an ad-hoc way, our redesign of the Chicago Reader newspaper box borrows the language of protecting sculptures in transit. Each box has been carefully wrapped in colourful moving blankets, held on by orange strapping. The result alludes to upholstery, softening the object and dampening the tinny sound of its use.

Look out for them using this specially made google map at Clark and Lake and Logan Square!






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