Projects (2016 – Today)

Local Control (2011-Now)

Local Control: Are We All Conservative Anarcho-Capitalists Now? is an ongoing trans-media documentary project about the life of Karl Hess and the human aspiration to be self-sufficient and organize resources on a local scale.

Installation views:
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See also the 21 Bios supplement Booklet Format and the small print table top format requiring a mouse magnifier (demonstrated in the installation shots above).

We Are All (2012-Now)

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An ongoing installation project and collection of quotations:

  1. “We Are All This Woman Refusing to Put Down Her Book at a Trump Rally” (Attribution: Kara Brown in a blog post on jezebel.com 11/10/15)
  2. “We are all conservative now” (Attribution: Mike Cloud in the artist’s studio 1/17/2012)
  3. “We are all terrorists now” (Attribution: Wes Messamore in blog post for The Humble Libertarian on 8/8/2011)
  4. “We Are All Fascists Now” (Freerepublic.com February 12th and 14th, 2009 | Michael Ledeen)
  5. “We are all Socialists now” (Attribution: Newsweek Magazine cover graphic 2/16/2009)
  6. “We Are All Japanese Now” (V. Anantha Nageswaran livemint.com Nov 10 2008)
  7. “We Are All Photographers Now” (Attribution: Exhibition at Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2007)
  8. “We are all Thatcherites now” (Attribution: Peter Mandleson in The Times 6/10/2002)
  9. “Nous sommes tous Américains” Jean-Marie Colombani, Le Monde, Paris, France, Sept. 12, 2001.
  10. “We Are All Bourgeois Now” Manic Street Preachers, March 19, 2001
  11. “We Are All Reaganites Now” Kevin A. Hassett,, American Enterprise (9/1999)
  12. “We are all Keynesians now” (Attribution: Milton Friedman in Time Magazine 12/31/1965. Note: This is often attributed to Richard Nixon who said “I am now a Keynesian in economics”. Friedman was a close advisor to Nixon.)
  13. “Ich bin ein Berliner”, JFK, 6/26/1963
  14. “We are all new dealers now” (Attribution: Arthur larson, 1957, quoted by Kenneth Galbraith)
  15. “We Are All Imperialists Now” (Mary Kingsley, Chambers Journal, May 12 1900)
  16. “We Are All Protectionists Now” (Attribution: William Henry Traill, Parliamentary Debates in New South Wales, 1891)
  17. “We are all Socialists now” (Attribution: William Vernon Harcourt in a speech at The House of Commons on 8/10/1887 – Recorded in The Times on 8/11/1887)
  18. “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists.
    (Thomas Jefferson First Inaugural Address In the Washington, D.C. Wednesday, March 4, 1801)

How Food Moves & Moving Units (2015-2017)

finalogoIn the summer of 2015 I organized Moving Units, an event series at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, in conjunction with Food, Shelter, and Clothing – an exhibition curated by Aldy Milliken.

Moving Units was a public program series about food and economy.  Through five thematic “Units” this series draws on some of the subjects that are rarely talked together about but effect how people get food and make a living from Kentucky and Illinois to France and China. This project was developed as a part of the Futurefarmers“Grain Pit” installation at KMAC and Republic Bank in downtown Louisville.

Moving Units featured participation from The Berry Center,   Ryan Griffis and Sarah RossJudith LitLouisville Time BankCynthia MainRepublic Bank, Luigi Russi, Nancy Schoenhoff, Sean Starowitz, Slow Money KY, and more. *Logo design by Amy Franceschini, Futurefarmers.

This event series led to the following exhibition:

How Food Moves: Edible Logistics 

A group exhibition at Rowan University Art Gallery

(March 20 – May 27th, 2017)

Curated by Daniel Tucker

Participants include Kristen Neville Taylor, Amber Art & Design, Stephanie RothenbergRyan Griffis and Sarah Ross, Freedom Arts (led by Candice Smith), Cynthia Main, Otabenga Jones & Associates, Brian Holmes, Claire Pentecost, and Philly Stake.

Project Description:

“Logistics Makes The World Work Better” —  United Parcel Service, Inc.

Food moves through complex patterns of distribution in between the point of origin (“the farm”) and its point of consumption (“the plate”). Increasingly contemporary artists are grappling with the complexity of this movement through research-based and participatory initiatives and projects. This exhibition aims to highlight a range of these works, as well as present newly commissioned projects by artists working in the region who can explore regional specificity of Philadelphia and southern New Jersey.

See the project booklet and documentation here https://moveunits.wordpress.com/how-food-moves-rowan/

Organize Your Own (2016-2019)

Throughout 2016 I curated the exhibition and event series  “Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements” in Philadelphia at Kelly Writers House (January 14 – February 17, 2016) and Chicago at The Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery (March 3 – April 9, 2016). The exhibition then began a multi-city tour in 2017 which includes: Augustana Teaching Museum of Art at Augustana College (Rock Island, IL), Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (Grand Rapids MI), Cuesta College (San Luis Obisbo, CA), Texas State Galleries (San Marcos TX), Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College (MI), the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA (Portland) and a pecial education project with Ox-Bow School of Art (Saugutuck, MI).

Original support for Organize Your Own has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from collaborating venues including The Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery at Columbia College Chicago, Kelly Writers House’s Brodsky Gallery at University of Pennsylvania, Slought, Asian Arts Initiative, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and others.

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