Left
2001


A written and composed dynamic musical score accompanies this body of work., creating an eight track musical arrangement with lyrics taken from a variety of well known manifestos and artists’ writings (among them: The Biotic Baking Brigade Manifesto, The Black Panther Party Platform, Valerie Solanas’s SCUM Manifesto, Ivan Chtcheglov’s Formulary for a New City, The Unabomber Manifesto, Dogma 95, Vow of Chastity, as well as the words of R. Buckminster Fuller, Richard Serra, Agnes Martin and Louise Bourgeois.) Each of the eight architectural structures presented possesses its own unique voice and professes its own idea of social change. Like a cast in a play, each iconic structure embodies a symbolic role. Fabricated in ivory sandblasted plexiglas, the sculptures exist as a variety of utopian architectural icons: the geodisic dome, the teepee, the yurt, and the dymaxion, taken from a variety of sourcebooks (Mail Order Homes, How to be Your Own Architect, Woodstock Handmade House, and Shelter) as well as personal photographs of Woodstock. These utopian shelters, like the statements that emanate from them, vary wildly in the clarity of their thinking and in the practicality of their execution, but they share the same desperate commitment to the idea of social change, and (within their own rules of engagement) improvement. They live on the cusp of the exciting instant when change seems inevitable.
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