Sunday, March 30, 2014

Broadsiding (2010)



Yesterday's image is from Jenny Holzer's Inflammatory Essays (1979), a series of broadsides the artist posted in public space, like one would a concert poster or a notice for a lost pet. Since then, Holzer has posted shorter Twitter-sized "truisms" on sports arena Jumbo-trons and electric billboards, like the one at Manhattan's Times Square.

In 2009, Geoffrey Farmer approached me about participating in a public art work at the Vancouver Public Library. Of course Holzer's work came to mind. The work we came up with we called Broadsiding (2010). The image above is from the first iteration; the images below carry the textual content. (Photos by Henri Robideau)






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