The Discovery of Freedom

2014, sculpture with two channels of video, found book, electronics, sound

24" x 30" x 4"

This wall mounted box contains two video monitors mounted on photographs and a book, The Discovery of Freedom. The larger monitor contains a collaged landscape of images of De Smet, SD the site of the Laura Ingalls Wilder homestead. Laura's daughter Rose Wilder Lane coined the term "libertarian". In this work the stark landscape of her youth is juxtaposed with the architecture of late capital depicted in the photographs as well as with the industrial present of the homestead site. The smaller monitor reveals text from the book.

Exhibition History

THE 2014 ARMORY SHOW, 2014, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY