WELCOME TO THE “OTHER EPHEMERA” SECTION OF THE PARK – HERE, YOU’LL FIND: ON SITE/TEMPORARY WORKS, PERFORMATIVE SOCIAL EXPERIMENTS, AND MISC. CULTURAL VANDALISM. STAY AWHILE, YOU MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING! Or get lost… GOOD LUCK!
- NGTV_FDBK, 2020
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What would you do if you had next to nothing, or nothing at all? Would you be prepared? Would you have what it takes to ask yourself what to do to survive? This work was an exploration of these questions – in a world where resources and modes of production are at a premium, I wanted to ask myself what I would need to survive using only what I have at hand.
The Dump-o-naut was designed as a form of affordable, mobile, alternative housing, built for comfort, as much as for durability. Built from 99% post-consumer waste this work was created to provide shelter for one human being for an undetermined period of time. It was created to examine concepts and practice of transience in a typically disposable, modern-American culture. It was displayed in a group show in Pittsburgh, PA, at the Society for Contemporary Craft. The work, as sculpture, was a great success – fully interactive, and filled with influential books and media, it piqued viewers curiosity as an art object that also housed a purpose.
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PITTSBURGH, PA; September 2009. The leaders of the world’s 20 richest economies met in Downtown Pittsburgh to discuss the future of the global economy. The entire city of Pittsburgh was shut down for closed-door meetings that would decide the economic futures for billions, a natural salt in the wound of what was, at that point, a failing economy. So meanwhile, uptown, we made an ugly little shanty town so everyone who wasn’t invited could have a say.
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