Best Art Organization Centered Around Recycling - 2008
Throughout its five-year history, the not-for-profit group Analogous Projects has instituted some fascinating activities, corraled by executive director Marie Evelyn. For ?Scrapcycle,? AP asked competing participants to craft instruments from discarded materials?the winner made a wind instrument from tissues, cardboard tubing, and a plastic bag. For ?NoPurchaseIsTheNecessary,? a prize hunt was initiated when 100 buttons were scattered around a five-block area of Williamsburg, with notices going out online and participation only known through the photos and e-mails received back (some items still await claiming). Then there?s ?iTalkLikeArtCriticsThink,? consisting of an art booklet and sound-art cassette distributed by ?shop-placing? (hiding them on store shelves) and ?plant-pocketing? (the opposite of pickpocketing). There?s also the ?Bread? collage, consisting of 779 expiration-date tabs for bread?when enough people whose birthdays corresponding to the tab date send in e-mails, AP will sell the artwork to benefit an agricultural program in Africa.