An Archaeology of the Mistaken Present
Taking to the street, the Disorientals assume the guise of a clean-up team. Roaming through Times Square with magnet brooms, they collect various metal objects in their path. Next, in the role of archaeologists, they collate and label the specimens they have amassed. As outsiders, they must devise theories to explain how each object could be put to use in a disoriented civilization.
Following the performance, 26 of the collected objects became source material for Disorientalism’s first artist book, DISORIENTALISM: Volume I: The ABCs.
An Archaeology of the Mistaken Present, 2007
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Photography: Monica Ruzansky