STREET ART// PERFORMANCE// OTHER EPHEMERA

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

[MOST RECENT WORK FIRST]———————-

“Art, for the Spy Plane. “

DESCRIPTION:

BALTIMORE, MD; JUNE 2020. Ongoing ephemeral work exploring individual and collective agency versus conditions of constant surveillance and removal from those systems.

“Art, for the Spy Plane” was created in reaction to the implementation of an aerial surveillance program during peaceful demonstrations related to the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other victims of police violence and discrimination. We wanted to give the surveillance program a message – “WE SEE YOU, DO YOU SEE US”. 

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 SUMMARY//GALLERIES  

ART, FOR THE SPY PLANE
“ART, FOR THE SPY PLANE I”, AS SEEN FROM CBS NEWS HELICOPTER
“ART, FOR THE SPY PLANE II”, AS SEEN FROM CBS NEWS HELICOPTER
“ART, FOR THE SPY PLANE II” via Reddit

The Dump-o-naut

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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SUMMARY//GALLERY

DESCRIPTION:

PITTSBURGH, PA; Spring 2010. Ephemeral work exploring creative solutions for growing food in urban centers. 

For The “UTILITY/P.L.A.N.T.ER BOXES” Project,The Pittsburgh Living Art Networking Team was created to bring awareness to the sometimes desolate food-systems present in cities, as well as offer a solution for reducing the impact of food deserts for local Pittsburgh citizens. This project involved repurposing two utility boxes for use as public planter boxes, which would grow food and, in turn, be cared for by local citizens. 

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 SUMMARY//GALLERIES  

UTILITY P.L.A.N.T.-er Box II
UTILITY P.L.A.N.T.-er Box I (detail)

DESCRIPTION:

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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SUMMARY//GALLERIES

“THE G20 SHANTY PROJECT”   
GATHERING OUTSIDE THE SHANTY FOR A DEMONSTRATION
THE ARTIST IN THE SHANTY