Rest Stop

Objects like this are found along roads in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of empty halls, around the corner from museum entrances, and underneath debris in dusty storage rooms. These kiosks, or bulletin boards, or didactic placards are skinny little houses for old fashioned two-dimensional information. They keep historical facts or photographic records or facsimiles of ancient parchment safe from rain, road dust, children's spit, and adolescents' initials. They are modest placeholders which have promise in their familiar form but often hold out on the most interesting facts. They hope to stimulate further study, but more often than not they are decaying under a hundred layers of road crew paint, and become compromised backgrounds in forgotten snapshots. Of course, all the necessary information related to the exhibition can be found here.

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