October 11, 2005
The above image is from an art collaboration between Ben Sisto and I during the summer of 2001 in Boston, using vinyl text, regarding the issue of the US Navy in Vieques. The installation involved the reappropriation of the Boston subway information graphics system for the distribution of a bilingual message (english/spanish). This work was done as a part of the class, "Guerilla Installations" within the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) department at the Massachusetts College of Art. Another art work dealing with the issue of Vieques was shown at the 2004 Gwangju Biennale by the artist team of Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla entitled "Returning a Sound" - which also has a Boston connection - Jennifer and Guillermo spent a couple years in Cambridge at MIT where we shared classes such as the Interrogative Design Workshop.
Next is an image from the Pocheon Asian Art Festival in Korea last month, located on artist Ju-young Lee's blog. The night before the exhibition opening, Bangkok-based artist Manit Sriwanichpoom and I gave her a helping hand with her installation also using vinyl text. Installing is harder than it looks.
ArtandLanguage. Vieques Guerilla Installation
MIT. Interrogative Design Workshop
2004 Gwangju Biennale. Returning a Sound
MassArt. Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM)
Korea Times. Pocheon's High Road to Asian Art
Posted by rst at October 11, 2005 03:58 PM
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