Jordan Seiler

PublicAccess Black Edition, 2020

Metal, foam, cardboard, rubber, bookbinding cloth
36.8 x 36.8 x 3.2 cm
14 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 1 1/4 in
Open Edition

‘PublicAccess’ keys are functional sculptures that give regular citizens access to public media infrastructures around the globe.

Since the early 2000s, Seiler has co-opted billboards and advertising spaces to display his own work and has notoriously orchestrated large-scale ‘takeovers’ to draw attention to the overwhelming amount of advertising in public space as well as to bring into question the ownership of that space. ‘PublicAccess’ is an ongoing project that aims to reverse the one-way communication dominated by commercial advertising by providing access to municipal infrastructure, hence facilitating public dialogues.