Sessions Hot Box
The Sessions Hot Box is a peice from the Sessions Invisible Public Exhibition organized by artist Lee Walton. The idea was to create a work of art that can be experienced in a public space where only those aware of the work can interact with it.
The setting was Sessions Coffee Shop in Greensboro NC. I contributed a locked box full of items that I had stolen from the store during a previous visit. The items were arbitrary and not particularly valuable but oddly the experience of stealing was still morally unsettling.
After the items were taken I catalogued them and placed them in the box. Inside, I also included directions that directed the participants to place the items back in the locations from which they came, in a specific order. The box was then locked and placed in the shop in a "secret" location. Willing participants then had the opportunity to engage with the items and undo my previous actions.
Taken from under the TV.
Taken from the sugar counter.
Return to counter.
Taken from game stand between two couches.
Taken from men's bathroom.
Bettie Page Coaster
Taken from table in front of fireplace.
Taken after signing my bill.
Used Candle (w/Holder)
Taken from stand in-between the two bathrooms.
Triangular Table Tile
Taken from the same table as books.
Punk Diary (Book)
Taken from table in front of couch (closest to the bar).
The Ultimate Fender Book
Taken from the same table.