Installed Books – Via Shopdropping – Safeway
The last project i will talk about is this small coptic bound books of monotypes and letterpress work that i created It stands out a bit from the rest. it is not graphic nor does it look activist artwork I thought of all the places I dropped items in the last few months Items that point to things I find offensive or disturbing. In my attempt to shut them down.
But what is possible if they were shut down and what’s the alternative to Beauty aids that are creating swagger and sexy intrigue, sugar daddies and bahama mamas
What could they be promoting
The activist term for this is prefigurative intervention as descrbed in the book Beautiful Trouble by Andrew Boyd.
quote the goal of prefigurative intervention is two fold: to offer a compelling glimpse of a possible, and better future and also to slyly or baldly point out the poverty of imagination of the world we do live in.
The book reads Beauty: to be touched moved and inspired. This is my stance on beauty after readying Elaine Scarrys book On Beauty and being just.
Where beauty is not something found stunning by the masses or bought in a plastic tube but beauty is something that transforms your thinking it is powerful enough to stop you in your tracks, make you forget your ego and go into action to preserve the beautiful
What resonates the most with me after this process is the beauty of seeing the young women taking the bags with the names of the nail polish and being empowered and in charge in the face of anything. And enlightening me on what being a feminist is really about. It was something that touched moved and inspired me
|Type of Work||Installation - Shopdropped books|
|Medium||Coptic Bound, Monotype, Letterpress books|
|Dimensions||2in x 3in books 16 pages|
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