For “None of this is Real”, I built a small room in the front gallery of The Grand Central Art Center http://www.grandcentralartcenter.com. First, I taught anyone interested how break into the room by drilling open a standard door lock. I then taught the person how to repair the lock. Once the door was opened, participants were given the option of being locked inside the room and then challenged to figure out how escape through a second door that has been outfitted with one of my custom made conceptual locks. Each participant got to keep the lock that they destroyed and the drill-bit that they used as a souvenir of event. The experience was free and open to participants of all ages and abilities. I performed the piece on Saturday July 7th and August 4th from 7-10 PM. This project built on a video that I made for Packard Jennings’ Destructables website in 2011. http://destructables.org Grand Central Art Centers artist-in-residence program is made possible through a generous grant from the Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts. Courtroom illustrator Miles Hochhalter-Lewis was hired to do live drawings to document the event.

 

 

Below: Original video made for Destructables.org:

 

None of this is Real, Phase #1, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA, 2018 | 2018 | Contractor