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Permanent Address

Merely Mechanical

“Permanent Address” has a dual meaning. On one hand it represents how we are connected or anchored to the world. Not too long ago, your permanent address indicated a place where you receive letters and packages. As we moved through school and on to adulthood, our permanent addresses remain a connection to a family or hometown. In our increasingly mobile and electronic culture, this sense of a physical connection has been replaced by the permanence of a mobile connection with an always-reachable, always-searchable presence. We now carry our permanent address with us, in our pockets, wherever we go. A permanent address may also refer to your final resting place. In this sense, we see permanent address as both a place for permanent storage of our personal history, but also as a transcendental burial ritual, enacted with great frequency and regularity.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 6'
  • Medium: Foam and Loc-Line
  • Width: 6'
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 10'