William Pope.L: Black Factory

Artist's book made in 2003, leading up to Pope.L's 2005 project, 'The Black Factory', an art installation on wheels, which traveled from Maine to Missouri as part of The Interventionists show organised by the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MOCA).

"Typically the Factory arrives at a city or town and sets up its interactive workshop on the street. People bring objects that represent blackness to them. The Factory’s workers use these objects in tightly rehearsed but loosely performed skits to stimulate a conversation — a flow of ideas, images and experiences. Most objects are photographed and made part of the Factory’s virtual library, some are housed in the Factory’s archive for later use, and some are pulverized in the Factory’s workshop to make new products available in the Factory’s gift shop."

artists' books
William Pope.L

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