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.

(courtesy Paramaribo Span Blog)
By Nicholas Laughlin

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