Monday, October 19, 2009

Stephanie Syjuco - anti-factory redux

Went through flickr looking for images from yesterday's Fall Open House at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Guess no one has posted images from the day. Instead I found Stephanie's work. She covers a wide range of mediums with intent behind each piece of work. This is likely to be one the more minimal projects she's done. Here's her artist statement ->

STEPHANIE SYJUCO is a visual artist who’s recent work uses the tactics of bootlegging, reappropriation, and fictional fabrications to address issues of cultural biography, labor, and economic globalization.

Working primarily in sculpture and installation, her objects mistranslate and misappropriate iconic symbols, creating frictions between high ideals and everyday materials.

This has included re-creating several 1950s Modernist furniture pieces by French designer Charlotte Perriand but using cast-off material and rubbish in Beijing, China; starting a global collaborative project with crochet crafters to counterfeit high-end consumer goods; photographing models of Stonehenge made from cheap Asian imported food products; and searching for fragments of the Berlin Wall in her immediate surroundings in an attempt to revisit the moment of capitalism's supposed global triumph.

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Finally! Thanks <3