HOW CAN THE ARTIST BE GENEROUS? à THE BANK OF TIME is a no profit public
action by Valentina Ferrarese (Italy) on the occasion of Free Manifesta,
Frankfurt. The Bank of Time action is part of IDP project research.
The artist proposes a public action which will take place the 10 of August
from 10.00 am until 6.00 pm in the outdoors area of Frankfurt am Main,
near the Free
The action functions as a "bank of time"thanks to which people
can ask the artist to do a task, an appointment, a job instead of them
and for free. The people will be asked (not obligated!) to remain in the
place of the artist.
People will get informed of this possibility by newspapers annoucement
and flyng copies of it.
The artist will be recognizable by wearing a shirt with the words "IDP
- Bank of Time 10.00 am - 6.00 pm"and by sitting behind an ordinary
table along the sidewalk. All the day action will be documented and collected
in the Free Manifesta Headquaters and in the web site. (www.digiland.iol.it/otherplacesIDP)
The Bank of Time is an short action by which the art act becomes a context
of public domain.
The artist underlines the necessity of an open relationship between art,
public space and everyday life, in which openess can be achieved only
by a "generous way of doing art". It concerns not only the relationship
between artist and people, but also the one between the artist and his
"artwork"in which the artist should be able to lose control
of the final result.
HOW TO LOCATE
The intervention will take place the 10
of August from 10.00 am until 6.00 pm in the outdoor area of Frankfurt
am Main, near the FREE
ARTIST'S WEBSITE [LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE]
CONTACT THE ARTIST