for Dirty Signs at Governors Island, NYC
some dirt is a speculative representation of the different forms that dirt may take. In this dirt rendering, the essence of dirt has been captured as an abstraction of its many morphologies. The sizes and shapes of dirt can widely vary. The common types of dirt are defined on Wikipedia as debris, dust, filth, grime, and soil. Here, dirt is represented in a scene of varied textures: sloshy liquids, fluorescent waste, and gleaming particulates.
Dirty Signs was an exhibition of international artist responses to the idea of emojifying dirt, featuring works by B a r b a r a Schneider, Daniel S. DeLuca, Ed Woodham, Gustavo Gómez-Mejía, IPRAMENE, Lee Tusman, Liz Nofziger, M Greenwald, Maia Liebeskind, Noelle Salaun, Renée Crowley, Sarah Dahlinger and Vidya Giri in 2D, 3D and 4D formats. Additionally, Dirty Time collected visitor suggestions for a potential dirt emoji through a “think tank” installation within the exhibition, and several participatory activities on September 30. Dirty Time is Hey There Kapplow and Walker Tufts
Dirty Signs was exhibited the Flux House on Governors Island, New York City, NY from September 23 - October 1 with Think Tank activities and an artist reception on Saturday, September 30 from 1-5pm.