Micheal Poppyfield Gallery was an experiment in exhibition space design by James Melinat, a conceptual designer and artist. Utilizing the standard door peep-hole, the nomadic gallery could attach to any door, and from the inside out creating the illusion of a large exhibition space projecting a wall to wall video.
James approached me to conceive of an MP Projects that would be easier to construct and most importantly could be DIY. In 2008, I along with artist and collaborator Douglas Green, created MP Paper Projects, a foldable cardboard peep hole gallery space we called I.G.D (Improvised Gallery Device) for short. The project consisted of a downloadable pdf how-to-manual and origami inspired vector boxes layouts that could be purchased or printed and folded into a peep-hole exhibition space. instead of doors, the MP Paper Projects were to be installed guerrilla style in the walls and facades of existing museums and galleries in Los Angeles. What I called Prestige Parasites, the goal was to hack into the credibility of these places so artists could legally extract the prestige from these larger institutions.