Tag Archive "text-art"

Contents of one of the 100 trash bags archived at the Icebox in Refuse Reuse: Language for a Common Landfill

The lost and found words of Refuse Reuse at the Crane Icebox

A hint of bleach wafted through the Icebox when I visited last Thursday night for the closing reception of Refuse Reuse: Language for the Common Landfill, a ten-day project organized by Tim Belknap and Ryan McCartney and featuring work by a host of volunteers. In this project, where people’s throwaways became fodder for creative writing, volunteers Chris Golas and Joe DiGiuseppi were the trash rustlers, wrangling black trashbags from Philadelphia streets (they made a video of their curbside pickups, which was projected on a pile of white trash bags).  And a host of artists, musicians and writers volunteered to create ... More » »

Signs Advertising Heap of Birds' Talk.

Edgar Heap of Birds’ signs and a lecture at Temple Contemporary

This past Thursday, Tyler School of Art alum, Edgar Heap of Birds (b.1954) presented a fascinating lecture about art and life to a huge crowd in Temple Contemporary Gallery. An internationally recognized artist, Heap of Birds’ conceptual art employs text, abstraction, and installation to reference his Native American identity and culture, or other global indigenous cultures. Heap of Birds is a professor of art and Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He has travelled widely to teach, live, and make work about the stories and lives of people whose cultures have been forcibly erased. Part of his practice ... More » »