Initiated in 2016 by artists Jason Lazarus (Florida) and Sean Ward (New York), PDF-OBJECTS is an iterant, growing collection of artist-generated, text-object sculptures.
Participating artists are asked to submit to organizers:
-a single PDF of a text that significantly informs their practice
-a description of a commonly available object (valued at $20 USD or less)
-instructions on how to sculpturally embed the PDF and object together
PDF-OBJECTS is an invitation into the artist’s thinking and practice–an embodied library, a sculptural field–each object a footnote to the text, or vice versa. The design of the project encourages new moments of scholarship, pedagogy, and intimacy between artist and audience. Participating artists are able to update their PDF-OBJECTS at any time in order to reflect their current research and practice.