1964 – Empire – just over 8 hours. Very little happens.
1963 – Sleep – over 5 hours.
Challenges for the spectator: boredom, pain, etc.
I like boring things.
— Andy Warhol, Popism
1974 – 1987 – Time Capsules – brown cardboard boxes filled with stuff. Buried artworks designed for future consumption.
Interview: Kirsten Dunne
Paper Conservator, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh.
historically, you know, we’re often seen as a profession that says no to access, we want to cover everything up, and keep it in a dark room, that’s actually quite the opposite of what we want to do. We want to open up access, and make sure as many objects are seen as possible. But with this endless proviso, that we do want to try and preserve this for future generations.
— Kirsten Dunne