During four days of the installation, The Boring Gallery was monitoring Twitter in 6 cities: Chicago, Atlanta, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and London. It was looking for people complaining about things and activities they found boring. Over four days, the application accumulated hundreds of complaints like “life is boring”, “people are boring”, “church is boring” from people in these cities. These complaints are the inspiration and the driving force behind each and every artwork displayed in the gallery.
A lot of the paintings in The Boring Gallery end up conveying much more than just boredom. Tweets about boredom on Twitter in Toronto resemble a web spun by the world's most polite spider. Tweets about boredom with life in New York appear as the picture of chaos, with lots of black (natch). And tweets about boredom at church in Los Angeles look like a bright, tense ball that's ready to explode.
The project generated more than 120 paintings and provided hours of amusement for guests of all ages.