360 SPIRIT CAR, engraved hand blown soda glass, edition 10, cm. /18 x 18 x 26 cm. /7.1 x 7.1 x 10.2 inches, certificate of authenticity signed by the artist, 2015
Cortright created 360 SPIRIT CAR online by using and altering the stock
sentences and a stock product of the website thingsremembered.com, North
America’s biggest retailer of personalized merchandise, gifts and experiences.
engraving on 360 SPIRIT CAR reads:
#The #Tags #I
1988, the hash tag first appeared and was used within IRC networks to label
groups and topics. Channels or topics available across an entire IRC network,
were prefixed with a hash symbol. The use of the hash tag in IRC networks
inspired micro bloggers to make use of the hash tag for groups and shared topics
360 SPIRIT CAR, the artist transforms anonymous stock language and products to
translate them into a relic that describes topics of interest for micro blogging
networks while it simultaneously references to globalized styles of home
decoration and expressions of friendship.