Exterior in shopping bag: Back cover and front cover
Jay Peter Salvas
Hyperactivity: When Too Much from the Factory Is Never Enough for the Supermarket, 2010
Translucent plastic shopping bag, silkscreen, digital print
504 page, 6.625 x 10.25 in (16.8275 x 26.035 cm)
Hyperactivity: When Too Much from the Factory Is Never Enough for the Supermarket, by Jay Peter Salvas, is a five-hundred and four page time capsule encompassing two years' worth of thinking, writing, and making.
Packaged in a shopping bag with blow-in cards and through the vehicle of three chapters: (1) The World Through My Filter; (2) I See It Everywhere; and (3) My Practice; Salvas conveys through essay, inspirational examples, and a catalog of visual and verbal executions the ways in which he perceives, processes, and responds as a practicing thinker and maker to the world around him.
Essay: The World Through My Filter ++++++ read complete essay ++++++
It’s the End of the World As We Know It and I Feel Fine
All of these tensions in the world—difference and sameness; low culture vs. high culture; confrontation or denial; production and consumption; hate and love; mania and withdrawal; Too much? Never enough! Far from finding
these tensions too much, I explore and exploit them in my work. These tensions formulate the ways in which I perceive the world and respond as a maker.
The world around us has become a frenzied kaleidoscope of images, sounds, commands, instructions, sales pitches, promotions—a relentless realm of elevated energy in an array of hyperactive psychedelic color, shapes, and languages.