A look back at Karine Cossette's residency on @dazibaomtl, from June 21 to August 18, 2018, with an interview with the artist.
From From June 21 to August 18, 2018
Through a 59-day takeover of Dazibao’s Instagram account, Karine Cossette launched a daily investigation into the nature of the cardboard box. Using a methodology suggestive of an inquest, the artist occupied Instagram’s virtual space, free of physical limits, with a near-obsessive form of research into an object whose primary feature, paradoxically, is to contain and delineate a restricted space. At first glance, the subject of this analysis is the object: the box. But is it? Perhaps the subject is what the box hides or reveals, what it leaves to our imagination or sense of anticipation.