|"Rec-elections (Romney Great for 68', RNC, #1)"
site-specific performance (Tampa, FL), protest signs, offset posters, silk
screened t-shirts, photographic documentation
The weaponization of nostalgia, and the language of myth are tools of
manipulation that are deployed every four years within American presidential
Rec-elections is an ongoing project which critically challenges this language by
appropriating historical presidential campaign posters and inserting them back
into the context of presidential elections through site-specific performances,
interventions, and prints. The project reveals a romanticized American myth that
is built on ideas of manifest destiny and which has come to be solidified in
This first iteration of Rec-elections began as a campaign of site-specific
performances and interventions which took place during the 2012 presidential
election in New York City and the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL.
Appropriated historical presidential campaign posters like the Romney 68’ poster
were re-inserted back into the context of the 2012 Presidential election through
television interviews, press photos which circulated online, and performances in
protest marches and rallies at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL.
Additionally, posters were wheat pasted around New York City.