All posts tagged: wall drawing

“I’ve Got The Best Words”

  Details wall drawing (20x12ft)  “I’ve Got The Best Words”, 2016. Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street, Evanston ​ Based on linguistic research and google searches around the language and words used by both candidates in the upcoming elections this work addresses the notion of language as something elusive, fleeting, troubled, tainted and at times powerful, ultimately questioning word’s power to align themselves with authenticity and meaning. And when are words ever “just a few words”? “Words matter when you run for president,” as Hillary Clinton reminded her opponent during the first presidential debate. Clinton was clearly admonishing Donald Trump for a season of off-the-cuff remarks and tweets which have been routinely misleading, false, hateful, derogatory, inflammatory, juvenile, and—most recently—“lewd.” Trump’s counter, at once boastful and inscrutable, is that he has “the best words.” For example Trump used most first person singular pronouns (I, me, my) while Clinton was more likely to use first person plural pronouns (we, us). Trump used twice as many empty words (e.g. anybody, everybody, nothing, thing) as Clinton. “I’ve Got the Best …

The Hairy Blob at HPAC

– In our world time is becoming unruly. We do not know how this is happening, but it is happening. The fabric of time is beginning to tear… – During a multi-week, June-July residency period at HPAC, as part of the Hairy Blob exhibition, Leenaars will create a science fiction video about daily life at the Hyde Park Art Center in which the center is transformed into a flagship on a time mission. A wall drawing at the space will allude to the unfolding plot lines and will constantly change and be updated throughout the residency period. The production of the video can be followed on the Hairy Blob website and the final video will be screened at HPAC from July 16th- July 29, 2012. – Project: Rising and Falling Actions. (Everything is imprinted forever with what it once is) Video and wall drawing Completion: April 22- July 15, 2012 Screening final video: July 16- July 29, 2012 – Installment 1 (april 21, 2012) of wall drawing at HPAC: Exposition – Opening Hairy Blob, April 22, …