Pay Dirt invents and manufactures a commercial product and then re-introduces it as a work of art. In this work, Joseph Scanlan designed packaging and applied for a patent for the product. Once the patent was pending, he produced one ton of Pay Dirt, a potting soil made of material generally dumped in the trash, as a kind of first issue prototype. Subsequent production levels were determined by the remaining resources and public reaction to the work.
2003: Pay Dirt is exhibited at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, England
2003: Pay Dirt is exhibited at Galerie Micheline Szwajcer in Antwerp, Belgium
Dec 10 – Dec 19, 2015
luciana achugar presents "An Epilogue for OTRO TEATRO: True Love"
Sep 20 – Sep 25, 2015
Jennifer Reeder, Brent Green and Anayansi in IFP's Independent Film Week