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NFZ
Promised Land
Operation Guest
Rec-elections
Neither Here Nor There
Dis-cover
The Googlegänger
FunSaver
Get Lost!
Déjà Visite
Stretchin a Dollar
The Betsy Ross Trilogy
The Visual Topography of a Generation Gap
Republican National Convention 2012, March on the R.N.C., Tampa, FL
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"Rec-elections (RNC, Romney Great For '68, #1)"
site-specific performance (Tampa, FL), protest signs, offset posters, silk screened t-shirts,
photographic documentation
variable dimensions
2012-

Project Description

"Rec-elections" is a campaign of site-specific performances and
interventions, which took place at multiple sites in New York City and the
Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL during the 2012 Presidential
Election.
The project questions the weaponization of nostalgia and history as tools
of manipulation within political campaign advertising.
Utilizing similar advertising strategies to Conservative political parties, I
weaponized nostalgia by appropriating specific campaign signs and posters
of past historical Presidential campaigns which referenced slogans of time,
or had a connection to the present, like the Romney 68' poster.
These posters and signs were re-inserted back into the context of the 2012
Presidential election during performances in protest marches and rallies at the
2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL and NYC. Additionally,
posters were wheat pasted around New York City.
The project exists as protest signs, t-shirts, and photographic documentation of
the site-specific performances and wheat pasted posters.

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