THE THING Quarterly was an artist-run publication in the form of art objects. It’s like a magazine, except that each issue is conceived of by a different contributor and published as a useful art object. They worked with artists, writers, filmmakers, designers, and musicians to create issues and projects that ask us to rethink our relationship to objects.
This issue is a collaboration between curator and writer Raimundas Malašauskas, fashion and theater costume designer Sandra Straukaitė, and artist Elena Narbutaitė. All three were born in Vilnius, Lithuania.
The issue is made from printed cotton fabric which was produced using images taken from a journal Raimundas Malašauskas dropped into water and gave to Elena Narbutaitė. The fabric was then sewn into a collar designed by Sandra Straukaitė. The object itself is the result of a conversation between these three. It is intended to be worn.
Included with the issue is an accounting of some of the conversations that went into the production of the collar, these conversations will both shed light on and complicate your understanding of it.
Produced by The Thing Quarterly, 2016One size fits all, 100% cotton