Art Fallout | October 5th, 2013 | 5 – 9pm | 520 North Andrews Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 | BLA + THE PUBLIC
Bedlam Lorenz Assembly’ occupation of 520 North Andrews Avenue (Latitude: 26° 7′ 42.8262″ Longitude: -80° 8′ 36.7224″) and the surrounding territory remained effective October 5th throughout the duration of the impending 2013 Art Fallout. From 9:00 through 24:00 ceasefire was suspended as civilians were invited to enter the compound for on-site access to an arsenal of water balloon paint bombs, pigment pistols and pneumatic color cannons within a multi-tiered base & live-firing range. All exertions of the collective public imagination upon the battlefield effectively became the exclusive property of the assembly in the form of the technicolor aftermath left behind.
In preparation for nonviolent paint-propultion, the entirety of the site was erased in a layer of airtight whitewash sprawling over the walls, structures and the grass below. The base, comprised of tire structures, scaffold-based forts and a see saw provided shelter and lookout points for to civilians utilize when aiming and firing against the expanse of blank concrete ahead.
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. Through actionist painting, using the compound’s artillery, BLA called upon the public to combat the notion that so-called “public art” is a sacred opportunity given to a chosen few by those that would wish to curate our world for us. If you think, see potential and pay taxes it is your right to fight as those who fought October 5th, 2013: one small explosion at a time.
WOYI | IN MEMORIAM
Zack Spechler + Ben Morey + Anthony DelGreco + Tara Penick + Caroline Collette + Zachary Schwartz + Rory Carracino + Dylan Vose + Julian Pardo + Mindy Shrago + Jay Spechler + Derrick Shambora + Brian Penick + Richard Schwartz + Duck-Duy Pham + Olive Joshua + FLX + Jesus Petroccini + Ann Pharris + Bill Hanson + Samantha Leff + Juany + Ana Penick + Julie Vose + Manager Clayton + Lucas Agusto + Andrea Morey + Garry Morey + Megan Morey + Alexandra Snowden + Patti Kobelin + Stephen Lutz + Teodora Dakova + Tom Lynch + Virginia Fifield + Rebecca Bradley + Doug McGraw + Andrea Richards + Erica Joshua + Sean McClelland + Hannah Hausman + Teajay Smith + Hila Rubinstein + Shawn Aric Williams + Kristina Thalin + Eric Thalin + The PHI CHI Foundation + Nzinga Myton + Thomas Boeninghaus + Patricia + Kiri + Dani + Martina + Nicolas + Barbara Renem + CBTV + Anthony + Giselle Jones + John Collette + Mel Raudt + Hunter + RJ + Jordan McKinnon + Nata + Tasha + Mia + TJ + Ayleicia B. + Tamaiya + Nycole + Jen +