We Own Your Imagination


Art Fallout   |   October 5th, 2013   |   520 North Andrews Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Young At Art Museum’s contemporary arts group Bedlam Lorenz Assembly (BLA) invites the general public to participate in the production of a public artwork during Art Fallout 2013. On the grounds of 520 North Andrews Avenue in downtown Fort Lauderdale a multi-tiered obstacle course consisting of a makeshift playground turned military training facility with two large geodesic spheres will be erected in the week leading up to its one-day all access event, marking the primary activity area. The entirety of the space will be painted white to serve as a blank canvas for the public, who, under the guidance of BLA representatives, will be granted access to an expansive arsenal of water balloon paint bombs and paint pistols. Using this pseudo-weaponized painting medium, those that enter the space will contribute to the production of a flux of 2 and 3-dimensional action painting, the aftermath of which will result in a mural to stand alone following Art Fallout’s conclusion.

We Own Your Imagination is a play on violence as sport, taking aggression and synthesizing it into the driving means to a productive end: a cumulative record of literal blast fallout in paint distilled from an instance in which public art became the right of the public to create. Over a soundtrack of heavy metal midi instrumentals, digitally synthesized audio explosions and a variety of unconventional adaptations of The Star Spangled Banner each artist / volunteer will enact a series of war games centered around the creation of a collaborative art object.

WOYI’s title speaks for anticipation and indefinite promise, particularly within the extended moniker: The Physical Possibilities of Art’s Falling Out from the Spatial Boundaries of Perception in the Mind of Someone Reading this Title: a satire on the absurdity of celebrity artist Damien Hirst’s The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, his gratuitously well-known taxidermied shark on monofilament line in an aquarium. The reference to this iconic and controversial work, as introduced in the collection of media mogul Charles Saatchi, suits such an occasion of calculated propaganda and hyperbolic titling applied to ominous and intangible subjects.

The award-winning Chef Z. Schwartz’s SFT Bistro will be on site for the duration, hosting a freshly prepared garden picnic on the sidelines. In addition, all surplus and byproduct artworks created from the event’s proceedings will be available for purchase.