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Site-specific intervention, sandblasting, sound score and performance at a former concrete test pile site of the British-American Concrete company.

Stages Biennial Plug In ICA.

A large scale multidisciplinary project that looks at the misinterpretation of historical sites through a speculative yearning for alternative political-economic realities. Text sandblasted onto a pre-existing concrete cube is derived from a mistranslation of Lorem Ipsum, a 1st c. BCE Latin text, used as a placeholder in graphic design.

Live performance featuring sopranos Sarah Jo Kirsch and Zohreh Gervais, Bret Parenteau (electronics) and Doreen Girard (prepared tsymbaly).  Curated by Jenifer Papararo. Photos by Karen Asher and Robert Szcolnicki.

Close-up detail of Crisis Canon's sculptural element. The image shows the corner of a large concrete cube with words sandblasted onto it. In a large serifed font, it reads "ITSELF SORROW" with other words cut off on the edges. Where the sandblasting has removed smoothly finished concrete material the small stones of the aggregate mix are revealed beneath.
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