Interventions on Three Benches, 2016-17

While being confronted with Martin Puryear’s bench sculptures at The New School, a work commissioned during the late 80’s and the idea of the phallic symbol, I decided to produce interventions on them through my performance practice with suggestive corporeal gestures to further open a dialogue of attempted censorship during that era. These benches were made with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts during the “Culture Wars”, a period when said governmental organization was implementing a series of censorships, particularly against visual artists.

Position_01

Position no.01 (Interventions on Three Benches), 2016

Digital impression / Inkjet print

44″ x 60″


 

Position_02

Position no.22 (Interventions on Three Benches), 2017

Digital impression / Inkjet print

44″ x 60″


 

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Position no.18 (Interventions on Three Benches), 2017

Digital impression / Inkjet print

44″ x 60″


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Interventions on Three Benches, 2016-17 [Detail of Installation]

Digital impression / Inkjet print

08″ x 10″ [Individual prints]