Installation with speakers, disco ball, stage, dance floor, amps, soundboards, truss, boxes, labels

Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, 2014

In the installation "Empty Party (Intervention Potential I)", I recreated a DJ and speaker showroom from a music and electronics store. The towering equipment - speakers, colored lights, a disco ball - attempt to reproduce the ambiance of a club. Yet as all of these props run incessantly around an empty dance floor, they evoke a party that never happens and ultimately become a sad, humorous, and empty stage. In their attempts to allure and transport us, the sets that surround us in contemporary consumer culture reflect our ability and desire to purchase a promise or a fantasy. They also leave themselves open to our interventions.

Read Catalogue Essay Testing: One. Two. by Jen Mergel, Beal Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 

Installation with speakers, disco ball, stage, dance floor, amps, soundboards, truss, boxes, labels

Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, 2014

In the installation "Empty Party (Intervention Potential I)", I recreated a DJ and speaker showroom from a music and electronics store. The towering equipment - speakers, colored lights, a disco ball - attempt to reproduce the ambiance of a club. Yet as all of these props run incessantly around an empty dance floor, they evoke a party that never happens and ultimately become a sad, humorous, and empty stage. In their attempts to allure and transport us, the sets that surround us in contemporary consumer culture reflect our ability and desire to purchase a promise or a fantasy. They also leave themselves open to our interventions.

Read Catalogue Essay Testing: One. Two. by Jen Mergel, Beal Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 

Installation with speakers, disco ball, stage, dance floor, amps, soundboards, truss, boxes, labels

Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, 2014

In the installation "Empty Party (Intervention Potential I)", I recreated a DJ and speaker showroom from a music and electronics store. The towering equipment - speakers, colored lights, a disco ball - attempt to reproduce the ambiance of a club. Yet as all of these props run incessantly around an empty dance floor, they evoke a party that never happens and ultimately become a sad, humorous, and empty stage. In their attempts to allure and transport us, the sets that surround us in contemporary consumer culture reflect our ability and desire to purchase a promise or a fantasy. They also leave themselves open to our interventions.

Read Catalogue Essay Testing: One. Two. by Jen Mergel, Beal Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston