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This project is from the Summer of 2010 and is now archived. Visit the IMA Island page for the next related project.

The three words I can never say enough…”BLUE FOAM EVERYWHERE”

I have all thirty of the floating message capsules carved down to their own individual, unique contours.  The high grade blue styrofoam is exponentially more durable and less messy than the typical styrofoam.  However, it is still IMPOSSIBLE not to get it everywhere.  I sweep and sweep and sweep; I spray off my clothes with air;  I sweep again.  I STILL find blue foam dust in my car, clothes, and apartment at the end of the day.

Photo credit:

Tom Streit

4 Responses to “The three words I can never say enough…”BLUE FOAM EVERYWHERE””

  • Heather Says:

    So, I am curious. How did this whole thing come about? Did the two of you know each other before hand? Are you dating? I am assuming that you are going to share a bed on this island or is it big enough for two beds? This is very intriguing and not at all something that I would willingly sign up for so what made you want to do this? I can’t wait to see what happens. Unfortunately I live in NC so I can’t come visit but I will watch you from the internet.

  • Jessica Says:

    Hi Heather.

    Mike and I have taken a couple of sculpture classes together here at Herron School of Art and Design. We also worked together on some events by his performance art group, Know No Stranger, so we knew each other before the project. In our sculpture class in the fall, we received the request for proposals from Andrea Zittel so our class immediately began researching her. I was really interested in the project because I find Zittel to be an inspiration, and I also include elements of performance and concept within my art. Blurring the line between art and life is also important to me.

    Mike and I are not dating. We are just collaborating because we both are social artists who like to bring interactive art to the public. Sometimes we will both stay the night on the island, but we are also alternating sleeping on the island in chunks of time as an experiment with solitude.

    Let us know if you have any more questions and thanks for following our blog and twitter.


  • Heather Says:

    Thanks for the reply. I am even more fascinated than before! Can’t wait to see how this all plays out. Have fun!

  • Very neat article.Thanks Again. Cool.

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