The following was sent to the "active participants" of this project:
Addressees of this email have been confirmed as "active participants" in my artwork "Untitled participatory installation #4" that was exhibited last Summer in the "Medium of Exchange" exhibition at Towson University's Center for the Arts gallery.
As my "Value Statement" expressed, "participation is an 'exchange' of labor. Thus, active participants exchange their labor for a share of possible future profits when the artwork is sold."
The key word is "possible." To that end, I've attached a JPEG of the "final state" of my artwork when I removed it from the gallery on August 7, 2011. Feel free to share the image with art collectors, curators or anyone you think may be interested in either purchasing or showing the work. When the artwork has been purchased you will receive your share of the profits.
Instructions to make a painting, passed from student to student in my art theory class, as in "The Exquisite Corpse" exercise, in response to Sol Lewitt's "Paragraphs on Conceptual Art."
1. Draw a symmetrical shape with and(sic) asymmetrical one. 2. Must include at least 4 sets of dotted lines 3. Draw an arrow shape around directions one and two- place one + two within the arrow 4. Draw a symmetrical shape to enclose one + two + three 5. Cover ½ of #1-4 with white acrylic paint OR duplicate 1-4 6. (if you want to do both you need to get permission from minimum 10 students who made the rules on Sept. 22 2010 7. It must be made from one continuous line 8. But the line has two(sic) be getting thicker gradually 9. Draw a line above the thickest part of the previous line 10. Draw a line connecting to end points of #8 11. Erase It all 12. Sign the work of art T.N.2010 with a red marker
Sent the following email to Thomas Hirschhorn c/o Gladstone Gallery: "Dear Thomas Hirschhorn, Please dismantle all of your unsold installations & give all useful materials to Global Action for Children. Exchange exhibition value for use value. M. Cameron Boyd"
The owner of the "diary" submitted the correct password today. The little book contains mostly hand-written notes on the "Conceptual Art Ideas" undertaken so far (10). Whenever I post a new "Conceptual Art Idea" I'll email him the text and he has agreed to paste it in the diary.
There is no "time-frame" to this project: it may take a few months, or perhaps even years to complete. Check back to watch the progress.
101 Conceptual Art Ideas is an on-going project whereby the Artist (Mark Cameron Boyd) posts ideas randomly HERE at his discretion. The owner of this “diary” will receive email notifications when new ideas are posted on-line. These emails should be printed-out and pasted into the “diary” in chronological order.
Ownership of this diary is dependent upon participation in the project but does not constitute “ownership” of the 101 Conceptual Art Ideas.
To authenticate ownership, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org With your name and this password: [DELETED]
Using red lipstick, write the address of Krispy Kreme (1350 Connecticut Ave.) on mirror in Starbuck's (1730 Pennsylvania Ave.) bathroom; write the address of Cafe Bistro (One Washington Circle) on mirror in bathroom of Krispy Kreme; and write the address of Starbuck's on mirror in bathroom of Cafe Bistro.