9 - 30 August, 2004
Streetymades is a 22 minute video made from a collection of 600 photos taken in the streets of Paris over a period of about 6 months. It is a sort of recycled tribute to Marcel Duchamp and the Readymades of the early 1900’s. The artist Andrew Eyman would go out walking each day in search of discarded objects and became like ‘an ornithologist in search of some rare bird’ (Eyman).
Eyman then spent time cataloguing, ordering and documenting these images of ‘street sculptures’. He took pleasure in the endless possibilities of his finds, and would often have to determine whether the object was in fact discarded.
The images of urban domestic debris are accompanied by the ubiquitous sounds of gay Paris, Edith Piaf. Eyman says, ‘This music in particular fills the atmosphere beyond the frame of the centralized objects in the photos’. Songs of romances with tragic finales, of lost love and abandoned souls.