|British conceptual artist and one of the YBA or Young British Artists, Tracey Emin, takes a pup tent in 1995 and stitches in the names of everyone, sexual conquests and otherwise, she's ever slept with from birth to current age at that time, 32 years old. She called it, Everyone I've Ever Slept With 1963-1995, aka "The Tent". My goodness, they all fit in one small tent! Alas, this art burned in a 2004 flash fire at the Momart warehouse in London. She has not reprised this work of art. |
Meanwhile, in Canada, we don't stop at tents or beds (see Emin's other seminal work, The Bed, 1998, a riot of besmirched sheets and bedroom detritus. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Bed), but we go for the gusto and create an entire Bed/Sit in an unused, doorless garage. Unlike Ms. Emin's Bed and Tent which I suspect are/were unusable, everything about the Bed/Sit, except for the fake fire place, is entirely usable and, as such, used on a daily basis.