Instruc)ons: • I slice my morning fruit. Count the seeds in my oranges. Count the seeds in my strawberries. Count the seeds in my kiwi fruit. Count the seeds in my peach. Add the numbers together = 64 and divide by my lucky number, 16 = 4.
The local morning paper arrives on my doorstep. I use the randomly selected number to isolate a word in today’s headline. The number is 4 and the word is ‘FAMILY’. (insert image of newspaper here)
I travel 5km from home base in any random direcKon looking for discarded objects, moments, people, thoughts or sounds that remind me of this word.
…Where did she go? Why did she lose her ribbon? Why was it placed so perfectly for me to ﬁnd? It was like ﬁnding a piece of myself on the footpath. I stopped suddenly because it reminded me of so many things. The hundreds of bows Ked in my hair. Where did they all go?
MeKssage by Mademoiselle Maurice Exploring the use of ribbons in art. The placement of the ribbon deﬁnes its purpose. Diﬀerent ribbons signify diﬀerent things.
Me#isage is a street project by French arKst Mademoiselle Maurice. Dressing ciKes and making street art with ribbons. In this context they serve as a decoraKve contrast to the grey street exterior.
Are ribbons more signiﬁcant dependent on their placement? Do they change the meaning of an object?
Experiment: tying ribbons around diﬀerent objects. What does it mean now? What did it mean before?
Ribbons are just lines. When does a line become a ribbon? Ribbons are just lines Ked in bows. A ribbon becomes a bow when it is Ked. A bow becomes a ribbon when it is unKed. It’s the INTENTION that deﬁnes what is ulKmately the same thing….but we call it something else.