Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Ken Doorson’s Tipple Box
Ken Doorson's Tipple Box on Van Sommelsdijckstraat, Paramaribo, Suriname, 26 February, 2010
A young woman poses with Ken Doorson’s Tipple Box on Van Sommelsdijckstraat, 26 February, 2010; photo by Richard Rawlins
Ken Doorson’s Tipple Box project is a series of three-sided red plexiglass boxes — illuminated from within and etched with the suggestive silhouettes of women — intended to be installed on the streets of Paramaribo (Suriname). A motion sensor atop each box triggers the internal light as pedestrians or cars pass by, alerting both ordinary passers-by and those with less innocent intentions that they have entered one of the city’s red-light districts.
The Curators of EAWTT are attempting to get the Tipple Box to exhibit at EAW2010.
read: LOOKING FOR RED LIGHTS
(courtesy Paramaribo Span Blog)
By Nicholas Laughlin