Equivalent IX consists of nine sets of nine counters, each set a different colour, that can be laid out in different configurations. An homage to Carl André's "Equivalent VIII", André's work champions bricks whereas mine celebrates buttons. Each counter consists of two shirtwaist buttons, blanket stitched together. Shirtwaist buttons were a new style of handmade lace button that became popular in Edwardian times because they could withstand the rigours of “modern” laundry practices.
Instructions: Lay the coloured counters out, at a tangent to one another, to form different shapes and patterns.
If you would like to see a video of me unpacking, setting out, rearranging and re-packing Equivalent IX, there’s one in my video section.
Materials: brass curtain rings, hand-dyed silk thread, information booklet, handmade box