As the new year begins, we'd like to remind you about "Marco Polo"
running currently at SCREENS and how you can dialogue with it.
William Boling’s "Marco Polo" is a long duration project, where the
American photographer invites participants to post snapshots, memories
and moments in image or text form which are responded to: embracing,
compiling or reacting against their input to form his own.
Boling often opens dialogues with his work. In "Southern Places of
Arts and Letters" he documented the estates and landmarks of his
heroes, conversing with the ghosts of famous literary icons, while for
"You Ain’t Wrong" he juxtaposed bizarre and banal items from New
Zealand’s well-known TradeMe auction site with it’s sister eBay,
mining the sites for found photography before interacting with users
by auctioning off the paired images. In "Marco Polo" he initiates a
simultaneously direct and ambiguous conversation with participants in
which their contributions form part of the ongoing project stream, and
are responded to – in some way – by Boling.
SCREENS welcomes contributions of photographs or text snippets - a
unique opportunity to dialogue with a renowned photographer and
artist, and to influence the path of this long-duration, archived
To play, simply tweet or e-mail:
Simply address a tweet to the artist, by beginning it with @williamboling.
For images, please use the http://www.twitpic.com service. Images
posted to other services will not appear.
Simply send an email to screens.whakaata(a)googlemail.com, with
@williamboling in the subject line.
Any attached image is automatically posted to twitpic.
For the current project stream and curator's introduction, visit
Best for 2011,
Luke Munn and Jeff Nusz