Institute of Contemporary Art Newtown


EIDIA ‘Occupy’s’ I.C.A.N.

March 2012: EIDIA ‘Occupy’s’ I.C.A.N.



An ‘exchange’ exhibition – double bill



I.C.A.N. Institute of Contemporary Art Newtown @ Plato’s Cave, EIDIA House

 “EIDIA Occupy’s I.C.A.N.” – March 23 to April 8, 2012

I.C.A.N. Occupy’s Plato’s Cave – April 13 to May 12, 2012

“EIDIA ‘Occupy’s’ I.C.A.N.”

Within the context of the ‘real’ (actual) physical space of contemporary culture and politics, the EIDIA ‘Occupy’s’ I.C.A.N. installation explores the role of art in Occupy Wall Street (OWS), New York City. The artist collaborative, EIDIA, (Paul Lamarre and Melissa P. Wolf) utilized their physical participation to document via photography and video, OWS marches, general assemblies, and encampment in: Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park), Times Square, Duarte Square, Union Square, Washington Square Park, Foley Square, Central Park (adjacent Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Upper East Side mansion), and Lincoln Center. The timeframe for this work was: October 2, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, November 20 and December 1, 17, 2011.

Employing photography, video documentation and their collection of OWS ephemera, EIDIA ‘Occupy’s’ I.C.A.N. captures the angst, anger and frustration caused by global free market capitalism. The installation addresses the coming together of a wide range of individuals through OWS, the 99% vs. the 1% and the various issues raised by the movement—corporate corruption, unemployment, global bank malfeasance, unprecedented foreclosures of American homes, skyrocketing college debt, police brutality, illegal wars and lack of healthcare—the list goes on.

Regarding the photographs included within the installation, dates and locations can be provided upon request. The images are giclée photographic prints, 17inch x 22inch, (43.18cm x 55.88cm) on archival Canson Barite museum paper.

EIDIA House Studio / 14 Dunham Place / Basement Left (street level doors) / Williamsburg Brooklyn / NY 11211 / 646 945 3830 / / Hours: 1-6pm Wednesday – Saturday

Written by ICAN

August 21, 2017 at 11:58