“conducts creative, participatory research that aims to temporarily transform public spaces dominated by non-public agendas. Using performance and conversation, we investigate social and political “tiny things”.
These have included corporate ads, street names, and post-9/11 security terminology. The Institute markets dissent through its research reports in the form of maps, books and videos.”
I was interviewed by Paul Walsh, for his article “Roll Over SI,” featured in February 2019’s issue of Art Monthly, discussing The Institute for Infinitely Small Things take on the Situationist International, and how it’s affected our work over the years.
You can get a preview here: https://www.artmonthly.co.uk/magazine/site/issue/february-2019
I did an interview about my work with the Institute for Infinitely Small with Creative Commons.
You can read it right here: https://creativecommons.org/2017/02/15/institute-for-infinitely-small-things/
The Institute for Infinitely Small Things performs the corporate command “Simply Your Finances” outside of Merrill Lynch, Harvard Square. For this performance we offered a free wallet organizing service, the best way to simply your finances.
View the video below!
“Digging for Happiness,” Private Residence, Cambridge, MA
Private Residence, Cambridge MA September 26, 2009
The Institute found a lovely family in Cambridge, Massachusetts who let us dig for happiness in their front yard. A nice house in a nice hood. A very fine family and kids. It was a small event. A party. A gesture. An action that allowed us to explore the futile work of measuring the impact of art and its actions on our lives. A fun day. A day where we all dug for a reason. We dug for happiness. At last!
Brandeis University, Waltham MA
Springfest at Brandeis University, April 26th 2009
The Institute and origami experts from the MIT Origami Club made origami out of the Economic Stimulus Package. The goal was to turn the 600-page package into beautiful origami creations which we will then proceed to sell in order to stimulate the economy.
The DeCordova Museum, June 2008
“Everything is in Oder,” The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln MA
A performance on security measures.
Watch the Performance
Cambridge, MA, Spring 2006 to Summer 2008
“The City Formerly Known as Cambridge,” Harvard Sq, MA
The Institute set up booths at locations in Cambridge to collect names from local residents to rename the streets, parks, and other public places in Cambridge, MA. The results were places into a new map to be sold throughout the Boston area.
The Institute of Contemporary Art, April 24, 2008
“The Working is the Work,” Boston MA
The Institute gave a performance at the ICA assuming the roles of ICA laborers in various ways.
“Unmarked Packages: A Case for Feeling Insecure,” Chicago, IL
Gallery 400, Chicago, IL, May 2007
In May of 2007, the Institute traveled to Chicago to partake in Unmarked Package, an exhibition for the Pathogeographies exhibit at Gallery 400. We carried hundreds of “unmarked packages” to various neighborhoods in the city to document in a 9 minute video people’s response to the nationwide multi-million dollar “See Something, Say Something campaign.
View the Documentary here!