September 2nd, 2016
With an orientation by Kelsea Wollffllotterr, and auction hosts Ana Fabrega and Lorelei Ramirez
"Bindle is a one-night cooperative exhibition in which bundles of objects are distributed freely through a system of chance. Artists have been invited to choose a selection of items that can be wrapped up in a small bundle and tied to a stick. Only at the moment when the bindle is opened will its contents be experienced.
This year, artists were asked to consider their bindle an offering to another human. As we collectively take stock of what we own and the different pathways of access we each have, the bindle is never intended to make a lack of resources appear cartoonish. Instead it is an unusual occasion to speak directly to one individual via a small physical gift, and to consider what may become more important in the hands of someone else: to give something away to a random guest as they continue off into the night.
Guests were invited to arrive before 9pm to be guaranteed a chance to win a bindle of their (or fate’s) choosing, after which a free auction was held"