I STILL JUST WANT TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (SO I CAN DO GOOD THINGS AND HELP PEOPLE) is an ongoing all-encompassing artwork…
by Jeff Dodson
ISJWTBAM(SICDGTAHP) is my only artwork.
ISJWTBAM(SICDGTAHP) began in the year 2000. It is a continuous reconfiguring of all of my stuffs that I don’t need that I have not yet figured out how to ethically get rid of. It is 55 +/- full banana boxes – each box is an artwork made of artworks that all together are one artwork – the number of boxes trends up and down as stuffs reconfigure. I dispose of one bag of trash per year.
ISJWTBAM(SICDGTAHP) can fit into a space as small as 5x5x5 feet or expand to fit any space – each box is 10x16x20 inches and averages 25 pounds. I will consider installing it, or part(s) of it, anywhere. I will expose as much of it as possible within the given time and space. I am open to living on-site during the process. I am open to collaborating. I am open to showing in conventional, alternative, and non-art spaces.
ISJWTBAM(SICDGTAHP) may be purchased for $1,000,000.
who…Jeff Dodson, artist, American, born 1960 in Hiawatha, Kansas and raised in Southern California, currently in Tucson, 5’10″, 145 lbs, white, male, failed commercial artist, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, honorably discharged infantryman, uncle, son, ex-husband, brother, friend, I have a BFA and an MFA, I have babysat, carpentered, taught art, hotel night-clerked, drugstore-clerked, sold canoes & kayaks and bait & tackle, foot-messengered, ran an all-uphill-marathon, lived in 3 countries, 8 states, 20+ cities…I am trying to not be defined by any of this.