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In Preparation For The Over-Running Of White Columns By Hordes of Bloodthirsty Barbarians (AKA Bunker Flood)
2001, cinder blocks, sand bags, C-print
Tipping Point, White Columns, New York, NY

Bunker Flood was a site specific installation at White Columns in NYC. MTAA walled in the gallery’s reception desk with cinder blocks and sand bags in preparation for an invasion. The piece was included in a group exhibition entitled “Tipping Point” curated by Lauren Ross.

Installation shots from White Columns, click the thumbnail to open a larger image in a new browser window:

Text reads:

Dear White Columns,
If Given:
  1. our uncertain economic times
  2. entropy
  3. melting polar ice caps
  4. the pop music reign of Britney Spears
  5. the fall of the Roman empire
  6. smart bombs
  7. devolution
  8. mad cow disease
  9. temptation island
  10. the proximity of artworks to Wall Street and the Hudson River
  11. culture in a former loading dock
  12. random genetic mutations in cloning
  13. contagious religious fervor
  14. a glass entranceway
  15. non-combat trained White Columns’ staff
  16. the breakdown in contemporary mob etiquette
  17. the “New Pretty” in art
  18. the rerun of 80’s paramilitary fashion
  19. The World Trade Organization
  20. bandwidth-starved unemployed dot-commers
  21. the physics of surface tension
  22. quake / unreal tournament
  23. Initial Public Offerings
  24. and the naming of the exhibition: “Tipping Point”
Then, as an act of preservation / prevention, we would like to propose a work entitled:

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