Palmer Square Park, “Like Eyes That Looked On Wastes”
A proposal for a video and sound installation. Test Videos (final documentation pending):
No Future: A Memorial (2017 – 2018)
A curatorial exhibition at the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection.
Members of the SAIC community are invited to bring written and/or printed work to the Flaxman Library Special Collections Reading Room, where it will be available for general perusal before being ceremonially cremated by John A. Stevens (MAVCS 2018) at the close of the Spring 2018 semester. An urn containing the ashes will be housed in the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection as part of Canon 2017.
By memorializing our present work and achievements, we question the notion of progress against the imposing reality that our civilization is facing inevitable collapse; be it ecological, thermonuclear, or due to some other statistically-assured futurity. No Future: A Memorial acknowledges this reality in an attempt to instigate the necessary conscience to address systemic nullity: hopeful that a grounded position may be found from which to salvage a future out of our collective disenfranchisement.