Friday, January 13, 2012
Jasia Reichardt, Play Orbit (1969). I've taken this one out of general circulation and added it to my box of shiny things. Sponsored by the Welsh Arts Council and the ICA, Play Orbit was an "exhibition of toys, games and playables by people who are not professionally involved with the design of playthings, but who work in the field of visual arts." There are some very unusual contributions, including teddy bears with John Betjeman masks??!! If you look at the text accompanying the images, each artist also seems to attempt a definition of the "toy."