Two performers, Andréa Stanislav and Dean Lozow, walk around li until their wearable sculptures are dispersed by giving away their mirrored buttons (one at a time) to the people of the community in trade for each individual’s photograph. In this way, the sculpture is dispersed into the community. After the walk, the collected digital photos are made into black and white “portrait” buttons that are attached to the sculptural garments. Then the walk is performed again. This action reassembles the community onto the wearable sculpture.
Part of the art work consists of asking the public questions about how climate and ecological changes have impacted the levels of fresh and salt water in Ii. These questions and answers, conducted by ecological journalist Angelina Davydova, will comprise an audio element of the artwork, played during the performative walk.
Andréa Stanislav and Dean Lozow
Andréa Stanislav is an internationally recognized artist based in New York City and Minneapolis. Her hybrid practice spans sculpture, multimedia installation, and public art. Andréa Stanislav holds an MFA from Alfred University, New York; and BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art, University of Minnesota. Since 2003 she has worked in close collaboration with arts producer Dean Lozow (b. 1955, New York City, USA). Dean Lozow studied at Brown University, received a BS from Purdue University, and worked in the music industry for twenty years. Selected solo exhibitions of their work include: The Saint Louis Art Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Arts; and Ca’d Oro Gallery, New York City. Selected group exhibitions include The Museum of Non-Conformist Art, Saint Petersburg, Russia; The 5th Moscow Biennial, Moscow, Russia; The Museum of the Defense and Siege of Leningrad, Saint Petersburg, Russia; and Socrates Sculpture Park, New York City.
Angelina Davydova is an international environmental journalist. Davydova received the 2006 Reuters Foundation fellowship, Reuters Institute, Oxford University and was a Participant in the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program at the University of California, Berkeley in 2012. Since 2006, she has headed the German-Russian Office of Environmental Information. Since 2008, she has acted as an observer to the UN Climate negotiation process. Her work has been published in Russian and international media, including The Thomson Reuters Foundation, The Guardian, and Science Magazine.