Carpe Denim

Realized in March of 2004, involved the production of several thousand denim pants. Bouchet produced the jeans in the country of Colombia. The jeans are of his own design, and have a unique style. They are “one size-fits-all” with an elastic waistband. They have two large pockets in the back, a marsupial style pocket up front, and a long pocket on the side that runs most of the length of the right side.

Once the jeans were completed, Bouchet threw half of them out of an airplane in the region where they were produced. The remaining pants constitute a sculpture.

Over the following year, the artist threw many jeans into public areas in several locations around the world: out of a building in New York City, from a convertible car in Antwerp, Belgium and from the top of a shopping mall in Frankfurt, Germany.