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Unnecessary Signage
40 silk screen prints on aluminum, each 41 x 58 cm, edition of 50
2015-2020

Unnecessary Signage resembles a series of metal road signs depicting humanity’s struggle with morality and the human condition. The signs contain prohibitive instructions and pictographs referring to birth, childhood, love, marriage, parenting, social recognition, or death. Each sign is associated with an actual event that occurred within the last 30 years, such as a woman who murdered her husband eight days after their marriage (Do Not Push Husband Off Cliff During Honeymoon), or a man who was found alone in his house 15 years after dying (Do Not Be Too Disappointed When You Die Alone In A Dark Room). A QR code beneath each sign provides a link to an associated news article that viewers can access through their smartphones.

 
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Exhibitions of Unnecessary Signage
University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria, 2016
AlbumArte Gallery, Rome, Italy, 2015
Siggraph-Asia, Kobe, Japan, 2015
Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong, 2015

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