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Michael Rakowitz: Circumventions [Paperback]

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Item description for Michael Rakowitz: Circumventions by Michael Rakowitz & Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev...

To circumvent is to get around the rules, to find loopholes, to initiate idiosyncratic solutions, to employ subtle metaphor to highlight problematic situations. Michael Rakowitz does just that, combining architecture, design, agitational techniques, and a poetic sensibility to create installations and performances that touch on issues of power, visibility, and memory. His paraSITe shelters are custom-built tents for homeless people that attach to the hot exhaust vents of buildings, creating not only a heated abode but one much more visible than a cardboard box. Rise conducts the smell of Chinese pastries from a Chinatown bakery to the decidedly un-local art exhibition in an adjacent building. And in Minaret, Rakowitz uses an alarm clock bought in Jordan to broadcast the adhan, the Muslim call to prayer, to a city where minarets are otherwise quieted.

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Pages   156
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 2, 2004
Publisher   Onestar Press
ISBN  2915359040  
ISBN13  9782915359046  

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