This is a collaboration with the viewer. Each participant becomes an artist too. 

Japan & Taiwan

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North America

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Ireland, Scotland, England  >click on photo<

European mainland

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*If you wish to be a part of this project and want a matchbox, contact me! See more information below. On the map there is a dot for each city it has been.

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Blog of what is happening – Thursday July, 19, 21:

"Keeping the hope"

Japan & Taiwan: 2 boxes are still missing. 1 turned up in Japan and 1 turned up in Taiwan a few weeks ago! 

USA and Canada: My sister didn't want to give away her box... so I gave it to her. The others are moving slowly... actually I have no idea where they are.

 

Ireland, Scotland and England: One box in England is still making it on its way... but the others? 

Europe: Two of the Germans are posted... and I have no idea where they are either. 

What are they?

These are little worlds in Matchboxes. They are free pocket art to be shared. On the back of each box is a text like this:

“I am free art to be shared. If you have me, keep me for 7 days. During that time, please send the artist an email to her website stating who I am (#), where you are with me and the dates you have me (photos too). After 7 days please give me to another person.  

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私は自由な芸術です。私を7日間保管してください。その間、アーティストに私のタイトルき、あなたの住んでいる場所、私がいた期間(写真)をメールで送ってください。 7日後、他の人に私を渡してください。私は共有されるポケットアートです。

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Mission

This project is based on the idea that art should not be owned, but shared and free. It is analogue, but can only function digitally through the internet. It functions through solidarity and cooperation - things that I see a lack of today in the general society I find myself in.

 

If you have received a matchbox, during this time you are to register on this site where you are and either mail me a photo of you and the matchbox or the matchbox in a place you like to be. I will create a map with the information you send me so that you will be able to follow your temporary art as it travels through space and time. It will be regularly updated.

**If you can donate to this project, or would like to send me something instead of money, let me know per email and we will work out the details. >contact/register matchbox here!<