LES JOYNES AND TOM BOGAERT
chashama performance space
266 West 37th St. (between 7th & 8th Aves)
New York, NY 10018
2009 laboratory hours (form-as-event) – May 4-12 daily, Mon-Sat 12-6pm
we live in a sea of detritus – orphaned objects are all around us and each has a discoverable narrative. Objects cast off onto the street (recyclables, litter, lost objects, broken objects) produce orphans of form. Their reading collapses and they become either invisible or part of the ambient formic noise of the street.
In this series of one and two-day projects, Joynes and Bogaert collect objects based on an agreed “daily menu” (made of a certain material, color, form) and then reprocess them at the 266 W 37th Street venue, rediscovering or reinventing the narratives of these cast-off objects. This project was conceived by Joynes in 2007 and is inspired in part by Claes Oldenburg’s object collecting and making in the Ray Gun Mfg. Co. in New York in 1962.