Mel Ziegler

16 / 03 / 02
Lecture / Presentation

On the work of Ericson and Ziegler (USA)
Mel Ziegler


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.