A short post that got lost in the shuffle as Sandy hit our shores (and basement):
If redaction is a conscious removal of words then we can add Ligorano/Reese’s melting ice sculptures to the list. The sculptures in question are hot-topic, push-your-buttons political words created in ice, installed in public locations and left there until their demise.
The latest of these were installed in public spots at both the Republican and Democratic conventions. The words this time around were Middle Class.
Of course we don’t have the ice sculptures in the gallery, but we do have a video that uses stop-motion editing to tell the story of the demise of Democracy, Economy, and Middle Class. If you can’t make it to the gallery, visit meltedaway.com to view the videos of the most recent works.