Sculpture and installation

 

Brown bag, 1995

Brown bag, 1995
brown bag, sound, walkman with speakers, sound tape
41 x 21 x 13,5 cm

Note / Van Warmerdam was walking home through a park in New York with her shopping in a paper bag. A vagrant was sitting on a bench humming a continuous and melancholic tune. She decided to return to the park with a dictaphone to record his humming. Later she made a loop from the recording, placed the dictaphone in a New York brown paper bag and named the sculpture Brown bag.