You know that guy Adreon Henry who was in Single Frame, is in CUSTODIAN and is working on too many other genre-defying musical projects to keep up with ? Well, he has a new art installment that is pretty mind blowing.
Marrying technology to art, Henry is tackling the gray area between physical and cyber in his new site-specific installation: E-Z Egos and Effigies. It is part vinyl screen-printing and part QR codes and it’s all being displayed in a Austin quickie mart, making for a totally weird experience.
The idea for E-Z Egos and Effigies was founded on Henry’s realization that “many people depend on social networking sites to communicate. Technology offers a convenient way to connect, which is why I chose to convert this location and engage audience participation with the use of QR codes to create a multidimensional form of social interaction.” Make sense? I am a little confused myself, so I guess I’ll just have to meet you at the pop-up art show at a gas station to fully realize it!
Each piece of art has been embellished with a unique persona and identity that may or may not be linked to another portrait’s persona, forming a ready-made community. Included with the purchase of each portrait the buyer will receive the administrative rights to a Facebook profile creating an opportunity to collaborate with the artist through cyber medium. This is some next level Furby shit.
The installation will also be open to the public every Saturday and Sunday following the May 14th opening from 12pm to 5 pm. MORE INFO.