Sunday, October 12, 2008

Situation Room

The exhibition "Bruce Barber: Reading and Writing Rooms" opening at Artspace, Sydney on November 13th includes a new room installation "Situation Room" (apologies to Wolf Blitzer), that contains enlarged texts on immmigration, identity and alterity excised from two Australian daily newspapers over a six month period. The Siuation Room is entered via a plexiglass revolving door and common to earlier reading room projects, viewers will be invited to engage in an open reading of the texts on the wall and to leave their comments on the wall provided and/or on this blog. A related wall work in the same gallery titled "I Swear" provides the citizenship pledge texts for Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

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