I’ve been asked to produce two little pieces for this year’s Kunst Altonale in Hamburg. By little, I mean seriously small, even by my standards. Each piece is a maximum 9cm long. The exhibition is called The Vending Machine and it’s a project I’ve been involved with since it’s inception in 2011. This will be the fourth Vending Machine that I’ve created art for and the show really is about making art accessible to as many people as possible.
On 16th and 17th July, for a token price you can have something from the Vending Machine and yes, it is a real vending machine. Each little artwork goes into a plastic bubble and if you’re lucky you might end up with one of my pieces. This year’s theme is ‘The sea has no boundaries, stories from travellers and dreamers’ which suits my current practice perfectly. I’ve created two disembodied limbs coated in words from across the seas. The Uncanny Traveller 1 & 2 are fragments of an uncomfortable dreamstate. Unbound, they travel in a disembodied state into Hamburg and into your pocket for a euro.
I’m not sure where the vending machine is setting up this year. Last time it was on the corner of Bahrenfelder Str. More on this exciting project and details on how you can be a part of it are here.