Made in China, 2012

Designed for the 2012 (e)merge Art Fair in Washington D.C., this was an experiment in mass manufacturing a limited production of art objects for sale in the context of a commercial art fair. Referencing Apple Inc.’s Foxconn worker’s rights controversy, this work highlights commodity production, labor inequity, and global economies. Despite the title, “Made in China,” 100% of the materials and labor were made in the U.S.A.; thus cost more than double the overseas alternative.

Performa Magazine, “(e)merge: Performance,” October 16, 2012     

Washington Post, “In second year, D.C.’s (e)merge art festival puts the eclectic front and center,” October 5, 2012 

Huffington Post, “(e)merge Takes Over The Capitol Skyline Hotel,” October 5, 2012