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.
Matchbox: Free art – Shared art Traveling the world. Current trial phase in Japan. >Click on photo for full image view!<
*If you wish to be a part of this project and want a matchbox, contact me! See more information below.
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!<