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Security Patterns - Studio Visit Install | by mandiberg
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Security Patterns - Studio Visit Install

I just put up an installation of work at Eyebeam for Studio Visits. This is work I have been producing over the last 6 months.


The work is primarily old found books cut with the laser cutter, as well as some laser cut drawings.


The central piece against the wall is "FDIC Insured" a collection of 130+ cast off investment books from the Strand dollar racks, engraved with the logos of all of the failed banks of the Great Recession.


Along the left side is a piece called "Before and After." I wanted to call it "Before and After President Reagan Lost His Memory" but that seemed a little overdetermined. So I just write it here. It is books from an 1982 and 1992 World Book enscribed with things that were (Free Love, Analog, Prisoner of War) and things that are (HIV/AIDS, Digital, Enemy Combatant.)


Sprinkled throughout are altered reference books. like taking Dictionaries and turning them into memorials. It is kind of like putting an ironic inscription on a tombstone...


Along the right side of the wall are laser cut drawings of security patterns from the inside of security envelopes.

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Taken on September 29, 2009