Joe Scanlan: Pay Dirt

American artist Joe Scanlan premieres his latest product, 'Pay Dirt', a synthetic potting soil made of 99.85% postconsumer data collected from the environs of Birmingham, England, 'the city of 1001 trades'.

This publication is a replica booklet of U.S. Patent No. 6,488,732, including the full government certificate of unexpurgated text and a coupon for a free 6L sample of Pay Dirt. It includes a fold-out manifesto on the artistic virtues of the entrepreneurialism, democracy and commerce on the other.

Genre
Art
Topics
artists' books
Publisher
Ikon Gallery
Editor
Diana Murphy
Author
Joe Scanlan
Format
Paperback
ISBN
0907594891 (find on Amazon)

Lawson Park Electronic Library is a Guestroom project for Grizedale Arts, designed and built by Dorian Moore