Hi! My name is Eugenie Tung and I am an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to tell you more about Travel Magnets, my latest art project which will be displayed at the Smack Mellon Gallery from June 18 to July 31 as part of their summer show.
Domesticity has long been a big theme in my work. The Travel Magnets Project spawned from my curiosity about how similar and different are the ways we conduct our lives, by way of looking through windows for clues. To me, windows act like a stage because they make spectators and actors of those on both sides of the glass. The stuff that people place near their windows are visible to the outside world, revealing and projecting pieces of their lives to be speculated on. Moreover, folks pay closer attention to their appearance as they approach their windows, anticipating that they may be seen by those looking up from or across the street.
This project requires your participation. I ask everyone of you to submit photographs of windows from residential homes as seen from the outside. I will turn your submitted images into refrigerator magnets. These magnets will be displayed on used refrigerators, mimicking how travel magnets are meant to be seen at people’s homes.
But the project doesn’t end here… because after the show is over, the refrigerators will be donated to charity, and the magnets will be re-distributed randomly, to those who have contributed to this project via Kickstarter. So see this as spending $5 on a travel magnet not from some exotic location that you may or may not have ever visited, but rather of a place that is so common yet so different. You can put it on your own refrigerator and join me in speculating what other people’s lives are like!
I hope I can convince you to participate in this project by sending me a small donation and images of windows looking from the outside, please read the project FAQs and Updates find out more about this project, or go to my website, www.eugenistudio.com to check out the other projects I have done.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about this project and I look forward to your images!
NOTE: You can still submit images of windows without making any monetary donation, but images submitted by my Kickstarter backers will be given priorities of inclusion.
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