16 / 03 / 02
On the work of Ericson and Ziegler (USA)
Lecture / Presentation
The work of Ericson
and Ziegler deals with "The vernacular (as) the "found object,"
the community as "readymade," the many objects, artifacts, and buildings
that appear invisible because they are so obvious in their ordinariness....
Their work is a combinatory action that is art as cultural geography, cultural
anthropology, and collective psychology....They are artists as tourist compelled
by the quiet, entangled infrastructure of community.....All suburban and urban
communities are held together by a muffled but persistent visual tone, and
it is this subtle data that Ericson and Ziegler discover, collect and then
manipulate." Patricia Phillips, Investigations, 1988.