The title of the show at JB Jurve derived from a graffito visible on a wall behind a car that was set alight during an October, 2011, anticapitalist protest in Rome. The vastly enlarged negative of the burning car, montaged with a publicity shot of a face-to-face couple from the cable TV show The Real Housewives of New York, was assembled from 140 letter-size inkjet prints. Two other large photomontages and a floor-placed text completed the installation. The floor-placed segment consisted of the text of a Brecht poem, “Of Sprinkling in the Garden,” which Brecht wrote while living in Santa Monica as a refugee from Nazi-ruled Germany. I enlarged the text, digitally sliced it, and outputted the segments as letter-size inkjet prints to be dispersed by foot traffic.
Installation shots courtesy of Marcus Herse.
Promise (2012). Taped inkjet prints. 153 x 88″
Civil War installation (2012). Left: Promise. Right: Exchange. Facing: Breath. Floor: Dispersion.
Breath (2012). Taped inkjet prints. 132 x 102″
Exchange (2012). Taped inkjet prints. 143 x 110.5″
Dispersion (2012). Segmented text. 220 x 76.5″ irregular.
Civil War installation. Dispersion dispersed.