JEFF KUROSAKI + TARA PELLETIER
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HIGHBROW FESTIVITY
2007

Step right up folks! Welcome to the Highbrow Festivity! Simultaneously a museum and a carnival of sonic and kinetic sculptures, a cacophony of song and color explode from these duck-shaped walls.

The objects in this installation were shrine-like tributes to popular culture mash-ups. We presented ourselves as rappers battling within a drawing, a hoopty car bounced up and down, and Jesus Christ Superstar becomes a Tommy-like pinball wizard. The sculptures in this installation are embedded with speakers that play original or borrowed songs that we modified. The Highbrow Festivity was an investigation into how different cultural appropriations and references could inform one another to create new meanings and a unique theatrical setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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