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The Luminary, St. Louis
3 June - 21 July 2016

Thre is no alternative.
-Margaret Thatcher

Today’s Tom Sawyer
He gets high on you
And the space he invades
He gets by on you
-Rush

Say, Tom, let ME whitewash a little.
-Mark Twain

Even Amazon can’t automate everything. One of my favorite strategies for dealing with that fact is the mobilization of Other People’s Work (OPW).
In many cases, the best way to scale an unavoidable residue of manual labor is to enable and motivate other people to do it.
-John Rossman

Work comes to dress itself in the clothes of the artist or of the university. The values of creativity only become capable of being exploited by an intelligent capitalism
to the extent that they were promoted as a value, first experimentally and then as a norm of living.
-Yann Moulier-Boutang

The time apparently freed by technology is in fact transformed into cyber time, a time of mental processing absorbed into the infinite production processes of cyber space.
-Franco "Bifo" Berardi

And while the late steamer Big Missouri worked and sweated in the sun, the retired artist sat on a barrel in the shade close by, dangled his legs, munched his apple, and planned the slaughter
of more innocents. There was no lack of material; boys happened along every little while; they came to jeer, but remained to whitewash.
-Mark Twain

The Whole Earth Catalogue helped rid us of our allergy to commerce. West Coast hippies who dropped out and tried to live off the land decided to come back and start small companies
because of it. And out of that came the Googles of the world.
-Kevin Kelly

 



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Oil Field. Texas crude oil on Amazon cardboard boxes.


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Free Shipping. 120 lb Titan Kettlebells (shipped for free by Amazon Prime) sitting on Herman Miller’s “Aeron Chair” seat, suspended with rock climbing rope.


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From Whole Earth to Google Earth. Stain on dry wall. Google PR photo. Northface flannel cuff, engraved silver cufflink and climbing rope.

 

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Selfies. PR photos of Amazon, Facebook and Google, and logos from Princeton, Harvard, and Stanford.


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Unleash Your Creativity Upon the World. Video with soundtrack: ‘Creativity Release Meditation’




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‘Say, Tom, let ME whitewash a little’. White Picket Fences. Lacquer on wood, shipping straps.  Logos from three top-ranked universities.



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Tom Sawyer Signature Wall.



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‘Evolving the way the world moves.’ ‘Bayside Breeze’ air freshener burned with Uber brand.



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Your Sex Is Not Radical or Liberating. Missile vibrator suspended with rock climbing rope, vibrating in the Amazon shipping box it was delivered in.



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Disrupt What? Framed pigment prints.



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