A Bunch of Crock is a reaction to the current political landscape. It is kind of a gag reflex. It is an analysis of political messages directed at the general population in an election year. It is an attempt to share what politicians truly mean when they say something. It is a collection of political posters and audio/video installations. It is a bunch of political messages. It is a bunch of crock.
My project is an art exhibition about the absurdities of political campaigns and the unfortunate role of minorities. Filtering through various political messages in this election year, the common thread seems to be this: 1) politicians and pundits think the general population is too stupid to tell fact from fiction and 2) promoting fear of minorities is good politics.
Using satire and good old-fashioned profanity, this exhibit attempts to bypass the spin and tell the audience what the politicians and pundits actually mean, and how they portray minorities to promote fear and manufacture outrage.
There are two aspects to the exhibit -- a gallery exhibit and an online version. The exhibit will consist of a series of large format 36" x 48" posters (about 15) and 5 interactive audio/video installations. The exhibit will open in December at a gallery in downtown Phoenix, AZ and will run through January.
The funding I receive will be used to produce the gallery exhibit which consists of printing the large format posters, producing stickers, buttons, postcards and signage, renting audio and video equipment (projectors, screens, speakers, etc), renting tables and chairs. The actual cost of the exhibit is higher than $1,400 but I wanted to aim for a number I might be able to reach.
After the exhibit opens, all the posters in the series will be posted on the website. The online version will exist until I run out of ideas for posters. It will be housed at http://abunchofcrock.com
Finally, if you'd like to attend the exhibit, you can find out more here. Thank you for the support!
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