Necessary Distractions: Office Art

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Quite the commentary on the workplace! “What I do at work when I’m supposed to be working” is the title of an installation created by artist David Fullarton as his contribution to an installation project called Sisyphus Office. The project’s aim was to “highlight art as an integral and necessary distraction in our day to day life. Its about recognizing the comedy in the tragedy of the day to day and then waking up again to do the same thing all over again the next morning.”

Fullarton’s exhibit was installed in the offices of Houston radio station 90.1 KPFT. It consisted of a number of small, text based works that were made entirely from office supplies. These were then  pinned up randomly around the office workspace, appearing without warning amongst the notices, flyers and memos that were already existing in that environment.