“LUCKY BAGS”

My contribution to the exhibition at Højbjerg library was a pile of “lucky bags” – you know – the kind that works a little like lottery or gambling – you pick a bag without knowing the content.

My idea was to make a parallel to real life. I made 100 bags with a varied content – which – one way or the other invites you to take action. You could also call it a do-it-yourself-kit to plant/ create a real sucker. An example could be a can cyklamencolored spray paint. Maybe the starting point for a new Picasso – or maybe the recipient chooses to write something nasty on the City Hall facade? I don’t know – and cannot controll. I am responsible for the content, the potential. Yes. The beneficiary however is responsible for how it is spent.

As I see it that’s what life is about. We have all come here with various possibilities, talents, background. Privileged / not so privileged. Tailwind / headwind. The cardinal question is how we set our selves at stage. Who goes the straight route – who walks the detour?

The bags are not for sale. They can be acquired on one condition only: Sign up at my list at the library and agree to report back to me: who, what, where when how the content was “transformed”.

If you are lucky there are still a few bags left. I made 100 numbered pieces for a start …

About hanne

Mixed media artist working with collage, art-money, artists´ books and communication
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2 Responses to “LUCKY BAGS”

  1. Suki says:

    what a fun idea and project hope you post about some of the results

  2. Holly says:

    I absolutely LOVE this idea and hope you will let us know of any results you may hear about. It must have been very fun to put together.

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