Photo Gallery: Measuring Artists’ “Weight” in Objects

Toronto-based performance sculptress Faye Mullen puts a twist on journalistic portraiture by photographing fellow artists next to an equal weight of objects of their choosing. Project I Am an Artist and I Weigh plays on words, asking: What determines the importance, the impact, “the weight” of an artist? Can an artist’s creative output be measured in physical mass? One artist’s weight is a small tower of instruments and a typewriter. Another, perhaps a performance artist, measures a stack of mixed chairs. Others are more mysterious than direct: a mound of socks, bags of milk. Flip through these images enough and the documentary heaps and piles of actual and representational tools of art become sculptures themselves. Check out the artists and their “weights” in our gallery.

Photo credit: Faye Mullen. [Spotted via Beautiful Decay]