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Long Hairy Legs
by Dawn McMillan

ISBN: 9781442554368
PUBLISHER: Pearson Education New Zealand
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 352
PUBLICATION DATE: 3.02.2012


DESCRIPTION:
Krzysztof Wodiczko's artistic projects stage a dynamic and vivid encounter between aesthetics, ethics and technology. For almost 40 years, the artist's powerful and extensive body of work has deployed contemporary technologies to engage with the problematics of alterity, social responsibility and urban experience. Believing that 'public art' should perform an ethical interruption of existing social processes and their ideological underpinnings, Wodiczko's critical interventions in the urban environment have addressed issues of urban violence, homelessness, alienation and wartime trauma.
Since the 1980s, he has produced large-scale slide and video projections, transforming the facades of official buildings and historical monuments into temporary spaces for critical reflection and public protest. The Public Projections series include: The Grand Army Plaza Memorial Arch, Brooklyn, NY (1983), The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C. (1988), The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1989), Bunker Hill Monument, Boston (1998), A-Bomb Dome, Hiroshima (1999) and El Centro Cultural, Tijuana, Mexico (2001).
By nature, Wodiczko's work is often controversial and the book looks at his development of a series of nomadic instruments for both homeless and immigrant operators that function as implements for survival, communication, empowerment, and healing. The Homeless Vehicle project in New York City, equips nomadic 'evicts' with tools for self-articulation, whilst th

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