DOMAINE DE KERGUEHENNEC
Harrell Fletcher: Where I Lived, and What I Lived For
Text by Miranda July, Allan McCollum, Chris Johanson, Byron Kim.
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.