"When I go to a place like Brittany or Houston, Texas, what I'm partly trying to do is go around in this very simple way, point to things and say, this is actually of value, I recognize this, it smells good, it tastes good, or something. I want you to taste this," writes Portland, Oregon-based artist Harrell Fletcher in Where I Lived, and What I Lived For. Featuring texts by artists Miranda July, Allan McCollum, Chris Johanson and Byron Kim, this volume was made during a residency at Domaine De Kerguehennec in Brittany, France. Known for collaborative, socially minded works (such as Learning to Love You More, a 2002-present Web-based project produced with July), during this residency Fletcher engaged local people in the creation of more populist works for their much-used sculpture park, resulting in the production of a bright green bronze turtle designed by an eight-year-old boy.
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About the Author
The self-taught San Francisco-based artist Chris Johanson was born in 1968. His work has appeared at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and in the 2002 Whitney Biennial in New York, and he has had solo shows at SITE Santa Fe, the UCLA Hammer Museum, the Jack Hanley Gallery in San Francisco and Deitch Projects in New York. His work has been covered in the New York and Los Angeles Times, Vice, Black Book, Tokion, Paper, Interview and the New Yorker.
Byron Kim was born in La Jolla, California, in 1961. He is the winner of awards from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and other important arts bodies. His work has been exhibited at Max Protetch gallery, the Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the Hischhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Kim lives in Brooklyn, New York.