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Spring 2018.
Plywood, Plexiglass, Acetate, White paint.

A proposal and maquette for a public spacial intervention that pays hommage to the work of painter, Julie Mheretu. We draw from Mheretu’s recurrent conceptual themes of nationalism, immigration and social inequality, by intervening in a traffic-heavy corridor, forcing navigation and contemplation of ideas and questions surrounding complex issues of globalization that are relevant to the space itself.

We explicitly draw upon Mheretu’s aesthetic themes of layering, perspective and scale by incorporating a series transparent panels down a long corridor that cause overlapping between abstracted images as commuters move through the space. By presenting contrasting images of international travel and immigration in a corridor on the semi-public property of the International Civil Aviation Organization, a branch of the UN, we raise questions about inequality and the complexity of a ‘global village.’

A peer, Asa Perlman and myself collaborated on all conceptual aspects, while I contributed the image work, documentation and communication of the project. This was great practice in 3 dimensional design that involved the consideration of public space, the challenges and limitations involved with this type of installation work.