LaRossa Mix (2014)
Broadsheet newsprint, 8 pages
Edition of 150, signed and numbered
#1–130 installed for takeaway at
12 April 2014 (“Undefined by Design,”
curated by Brian LaRossa)
An explanation regarding LaRossa Mix
This is a score for making a publication containing three categories of content (A, B, C) drawn from eight openly accessible web archives. The publication may be any size and contain any number of pages. To begin, chance-determine the number and order of web objects types, plus a single search term to generate the first one. Use residual terms, coordinates, numbers and other elements generated by each search to feed subsequent searches, from one object to the next, until all web objects have been collected. It is the business of the artist to arrange the objects in order, 2–3 objects per page, as desired. Incorporate all residue into publication. Produce a small edition and give away all copies.
A Geographic (1 Google Street View, 2 Maps, 3 Earth)
B Image (4 Getty Images, 5 Google Images)
C Text (6 Wikipedia, 7 Twitter, 8 Project Gutenberg)
Loosely inspired by Williams Mix (1951–53), John Cage.