Recess launched official office on two identical shelves in S T O R E’s Dresden office space. Over the course of the year, additional art spaces around the world have been invited to join official office by installing the official shelves in their office space. The project’s proliferation will be documented on recessanalog.org, the site of Recess’s online residency program.
official office consists of two Ikea shelves. On the left shelf is a monitor with rotating video programming selected by invited official office participants. On the right shelf is a vase with a flower selected by official office participants and a clock set to local time. Photographs of each official office will be uploaded to recessanalog.org. Archives of video programming will also be available on the Recess Analog website.
Given the enforcement of prescribed start times, the video streams will run 24-hours a day, concurrently around the world, officially. This creates a bootleg broadcast experience, a simulacrum of the shared viewing event live TV offers. Like playing music for houseplants, playing videos in offices stimulates health and well-being.
Starting October 1, 2014, E.S.P. TV presents, Twenty-Four Hour Technicolor Dream, a 24 hour commercial based station consisting of commissioned artists commericals, infomercials, broadcast interruptions, newscasts, and more. This project will run thru Dec 31.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase a set or for official office inquiries.
Video screenings and events will punctuate the course of official office. Check back for upcoming dates and details.