is a vinyl wall installation by Elizabeth Ann Day, featured in the GENERATORprojects takeover entitled ‘swing it, shake it, move it, make it (who do u think u r?)’.
Elizabeth Ann Day’s practice has been primarily led by intense research into collecting, and its relationship to mass production and consumerism. The fad known as “instant collectibles” (coined by American business professor Russell W. Belk) has continually interested Day and has ultimately led to the subject of her current practice; PANINI Stickers.
Since November 2017, the artist has been attempting to complete a childhood PANINI album from 2009. This has led Day to discover online trading sites, such as LastSticker.com, wherein available stickers are advertised on public profiles.
In ‘Offer (126)’, Day displays available stickers from her own online trading profile. Out of context and blown up in scale, the digits appear like a secret code of sorts, to be unravelled by the viewer. In truth, it is a simple list, a marker of the volume of stickers that have to be purchased in order to complete one single sticker album.
Alongside the wall vinyl, the artist has chosen to display different research materials as well as a new publication documenting each and every sticker Day’s trading profile currently has up for offer. The audience is encouraged to view this material at their leisure.
The work spans 8 metres, filling the largest wall in the entire artist run gallery space.