New York: Slash

Slash: Paper Under the Knife takes the pulse of the international art world's renewed interest in paper as a creative medium and source of artistic inspiration, examining the remarkably diverse use of paper in a range of art forms. Slash is the third exhibition in MAD's Materials and Process series, which examines the renaissance of traditional hand craft materials and techniques in contemporary art and design. The exhibition surveys unusual paper treatments, including works that are burned, torn, cut by lasers, and shredded. A section of the exhibition will focus on artists who modify books to transform them into sculpture, while another will highlight the use of cut paper for film and video animations.

I Thoroughly enjoyed this exhibition, some of the Artists works were relevant towards my silence project and have given me a lot of inspiration.

Brian Dettmer

In his work Dettmer takes things that contain a vast amount of information and reuses it in a different way.

Ariana Boussard-Reifel’s Between the Lines, 2007.  

Ariana removed all the black text from a book distributed by a white supremacist group so that the book was stark white and full of holes. Silencing their extremist views.

New York Idea: You Have the Right to Remain Silent?

Whilst Travelling through customs upon arrival in Newark Airport NY certain things got me thinking. I was expecting the security checks to be extremely tight for understandable reasons, but as I Had my photograph taken, my fingerprints scanned and then was asked a series of questions in an intimidating fashion, I wondered what happens to that information once I have been let into the country? Could the US Government use it to check up on me if they felt a need to?