Felix Gonzalez-Torres Chat Transcript

I wonder why this photo was chosen?

08:11PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by Susie

I wonder who slept there…

08:11PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by Susie

I wonder if this is a hotel room?

08:11PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by Todd

I wonder if there two people slept here or a very restless individual.

08:12PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by Todd

I wonder if this photo is part of a series?

08:12PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by Todd

I wonder what season it is?

08:13PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by Todd

@Todd, I will disclose that this image was actually shown on billboards in urban areas/major cities, with no caption or information.

08:13PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by I wonder who these people were and what the emotion of the artist was when creating this.

I wonder why there is only the colour white?

08:13PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by Ashlee

I wonder why there is a lack of color?

08:13PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by Rachel

@Ashlee, that’s a great question. What would this look like with color? Or with side tables? Or with any objects other than the bed.

08:14PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by I wonder who these people were and what the emotion of the artist was when creating this.

I wonder why there is no comforter.

08:14PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by I wonder who these people were and what the emotion of the artist was when creating this.

hmm I wonder what the PSA was related to?

08:14PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by Todd

@Todd, it was an artwork, not a PSA.

08:14PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by I wonder who these people were and what the emotion of the artist was when creating this.

I wonder what the people sleeping there were thinking about before they left?

08:14PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by Ashlee

I wonder why they didn’t make the bed. i wonder why the picture is only of the bed.

08:15PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by Caryn

I wonder if the rest of the room looks the way I picture it in my mind – very sparse, plain, uncluttered.

08:15PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by Caryn

I wonder why this image was chosen for the artwork billboard? Would this bring people into an exhibit or museum?

08:16PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by Todd

@Caryn, as an unmade bed, and such a stark image, how does it make you feel? What sort of feelings arise from this image?

08:16PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by I wonder who these people were and what the emotion of the artist was when creating this.

I wonder why there is only a sheet.

08:17PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by Ashlee

@ Susie, in your mind, does this image seem like a work of art? Does it feel un-engaging?

08:17PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by I wonder who these people were and what the emotion of the artist was when creating this.

@Ashlee, what do you think the artist’s intention was in only using a sheet?

08:18PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by I wonder who these people were and what the emotion of the artist was when creating this.

The picture makes me feel like it could be my bed. I like it. I feel at home.

08:20PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by Caryn

I wonder what the artist was responding to, socially/personally/politically/etc. when he/she decided to create this.

08:20PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by I wonder who these people were and what the emotion of the artist was when creating this.

How does this image change, knowing how it was displayed, on billboards in various cities? Does it seem unimportant? Powerful? Humorous?

08:22PM Tue, 18 June 2013 GMT by I wonder who these people were and what the emotion of the artist was when creating this.

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