Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sisyphus Office is an exhibition featuring works that highlight art as an integral and necessary distraction in our daily life. If you visit the website you can see that the "artists and offices involved in Sisyphus Office are working physically and conceptually with the notions of existentialism, capitalism, artistic romanticism and deadpan slapstickism as a means to examine the artifice that keeps us clinging to reality and distracted from the void". Here is one contribution that cracked me up - an installation called "What I do at work when I'm supposed to be working." It consists of a number of small works made entirely from office supplies, which are pinned up randomly around the office, in amongst the notices, flyers and memos that were already existing in the environment.

A view of some of the artworks as they were installed.

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