Here is an odd tale of art, unconsumption, and something between a satire and a feud:
Robin Redd put up some fliers in Los Angeles, asking for cardboard boxes she intended to repurpose into an art piece for a local music/art festival. Apparently the documentation will be included in a forthcoming book, The Art of Cardboard.
Meanwhile, however, somebody else (self-identifying as “Noodles”) put up a highly similar flier requesting not cardboard but “Cardboard Box Art Installations (or whatever crap you have around) to burn for warmth ASAP.” Further details offered by this flier:
It will be burned outside my home in the neighborhood for everyone I invite to enjoy & take pictures to put on instagram which you can like forever (or as long as the memories and pictures last on this planet’s internet). WILL DESTROY YOUR ART.
Hyperallergic tracked down both flier creators. “Noodles” described himself as the member of a collective that engages in “culture jamming.”
Redd, evidently, found the whole thing pretty funny. “She seems,” Hyperallergic concludes, “much more concerned with making work that people respond to, even negatively, than bickering on lampposts.
The whole tale is here: The Great Echo Park Cardboard Box Art Feud of 2014