“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”
(R. Buckminster Fuller)
Instructions for your matchbox series:
The series must be made of 9 existing matchboxes
All matchboxes must have the same size and dimensions (the standard matchbox measures something like: 51 x 35.5 x 13mm)
Each of the 9 matchboxes must be dedicated to one specific “space” chosen from George Perec’s introduction in Species of Spaces and Other Pieces. There are 52 kinds of “spaces” there. You need to choose 9 of them: one for each matchbox.
The external part of each single matchbox must follow a general rule applied to all.
Each matchbox must have a special treatment for its “inside”.
Each matchbox must be made using one of the techniques below (9 matchboxes, 9 different spaces, 9 different techniques):
1. Paper cut outs.
2. Leporello / accordion. Only images, no text!
3. Collage (you made many of them, you should know what we are talking about)
8. Seeing through a peephole
9. Free (technique of your choice)
Find 9 matchboxes, same size, same family. Get rid of the matches.
Design a general external wrapping for all of them (each of them is specific but belongs to a general series).
Choose 9 of those George Perec “spaces” and match them with the 9 techniques we listed here for you.
Get to work.
Make us cry (if you can).