The Holiday Free Store was a look at the obscured abundance of the city and it’s alternative economies. More about it can be seen here: Holiday Free Store Project
In keeping with the store reference, shoppers were asked to sign up for a store catalog, which was then mailed to them. We used the catalog as a way to document, and process the experience for people who may have only been present for one part of it. Over the course of the night, the store evolved from objects to scans, and the catalog was a way to breach that shift for all of the participants, as well as a thank you for their participation in the project. In keeping with the ideas behind the Free Store, the book was made using alternative methods and materials found in alternative economies. The cover was screen-printed on velum that was acquired for free through freecycle. The book was laser-printed onto childrens kraft paper and mailed in second hand envelopes. Alternative economies are not a gimmick, well designed work can be made using these materials and processes.
Project in collaboration with Sarah Cline
Photos courtesy of Indhira Rojas www.redindhi.com