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"F" is for Fakes, 2010

For this installation, I worked with the administration and staff to create a scavenger hunt for fakes that I had fabricated and installed within the Museum. The centerpiece was a reinterpretation (scanned and 3D-printed in plastic) of a Buddha statue from the Museum’s Asian art collection, which was previously thought to be from 6th Century China. The Buddha piece was accompanied by four poems exploring the nature of the archive and the formal qualities of the piece. (Collaboration as part of Unmanned Minerals) The other pieces in the installation were recreations of mundane pieces of museum infrastructure including signage and climate control equipment. My interest with the whole project was to find a way to focus visitors' attention on the physical plant of the museum while playing off the contents of the various exhibitions, in that way turning the whole museum into an installation.