richard prince

Deadbeef Atomicraft

  • August 24, 2013
Deadbeef Atomicraft

A NSA poem, a CIA painting; a dazzle predator. The words in the poem are taken from: the NSA keyword list; use them in your emails or phone calls (or poems) and the National Security Agency will track you code-names of surveillance and other secret spy programs. Outside that lexicon, only ordinary conjunctions are used. Woven around the stanzas is the image of a circuit-board for a listening device (a “bug”). Overlaying that are the landing strips of the airport at Area 51 (where they test drones and super-secret planes).  The final layer is a reference to camouflage, in this...

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injunjetenjun

  • November 22, 2009
injunjetenjun

“injunjetenjun” by K.I.A. 2009, 60” x 40”, C-print on metallic photo paper. This series evolved while researching the “Acceleration / Still...” sculpture. Looking over hundreds of aviation blueprints and schematics, I kept seeing tribal masks. (And feel it was a glimpse of a metempsychosis -- the experience of my own past, or perhaps even future, lives.) Once again, my multi-temporal/cross-cultural/machine v. handmade themes arise... So this piece is described as a jet engine totem pole, or a Haida space shuttle. It is a blueprint of a jet engine, done in the manner of west-coast...

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