WATTS Robert
(Burlington, Iowa 1923 - Martins Creek, Pennsylvania 1988)
[George Ellis MacDiarmid] (New York 1926 - Colonia 2008)
Yam Festival - Part 5. Delivery Event by subscription
Luogo: New York
Editore: Yam festival
Stampatore: senza indicazione dello stampatore
Anno: 1962
Legatura: cartoncino leggero stampato al solo recto
Dimensioni: 25,4x10,8 cm.
Pagine: N. D.
Descrizione: una immagine fotografica in bianco e nero. Volantino originale dell'evento.
Bibliografia: N. D.
Prezzo: € 150ORDINA / ORDER
Testo: "R. Watts and/or G. Brecht will assemble a work and arrange delivery to you or an addressee of your choice - upon receipt of either: A) $1 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 8 - 13 - 21 - 34 - 55 etc. - or - B) a number of $ equal to the date of the month on which the work is subscribed to multiplied by the number of food items consumed by the subscriber on that day".

"One important aspect of Yam Festival was the subscription event, a mail-order system, in which a sometimes unknown and randomly chosen audience were offered an unspecified object in return for a self-chosen amount of money. This participatory programme, entitled Delivery Event, involved a range of objects that give a considerable clue to the joint interests of the two organisers: food, pencils, soap, photos, actions, words, facts, statements, declarations, puzzles, etc.... It is a poetic list that includes household articles of the most mundane, even prosaic kind - the very stuff of 'life,' if and when one has chosen to separate Art from Life. That Brecht and Watts both saw a need to deliberately but purposelessly erase this theoretical fracture is one clue to the longevity of their collaboration - if not their longer-lasting friendship - and a certain hint at their involvement with another mail-order catalogue, Fluxus" (Simon Anderson, «Living in Multiple Dimensions: George Brecht & Robert Watts 1953 - 1963», blog «Histories and Theories of Intermedia», 20 agosto 2010).