Colour Guide
2004
Translucent vinyl film applied to window, framed email printout on paper

Commissioned by Index, Stockholm
   
   
 

This piece features a private email forwarded to the artist by a photographer working for Corbis, the giant commercial image library founded by Bill Gates. The email includes and explains the company's 'colour guide', a set of colours that should be used within any photographs shot by freelance photographers working for them, since these colours will apparently be more attractive to the mass market in the near future.

The vinyl film on the window replicates the grid layout and colours of the Corbis colour guide shown in the email and offers the only light source in the gallery.

 

 

Installation view at Index Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm