2005 – 2006
The Codex/Container Project was an experimental project combining art, product development and packaging. A group of artists were invited to produce new artworks supposed to function as containers for a text by the poet Marie Lundquist, in accordance with the project’s conceptual framework. The works of art also had to be related to one of three invited private companies, whose products was totally unrelated to books or literature. This project had several objectives, one of which was to provide un-commissioned Research & Development.
Quote from the project website:
”Our aim with the Codex/Container Project is to create opportunities for book-objects to be manifested in new and exciting ways. The book, defined just as a container for text, might obtain an alternative identity and function, as art - but maybe also as an innovative new item for everyday use?”