The artist will push a wheel-less-barrow across town distributing Generic
FUN icons. These icons are resonant images derived from the artist's past
HOW TO LOCATE
The artist will travel from the Martha Stewart Omnimedia headquarters
at 601 West 26th st (and 11 ave) to the K-mart at Astor Place. Between
these points the artist will improvise.
The artist will depart at 1pm on Saturday April 6. The artist expects
to take about two hours to wander to his way to K-mart.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Deric Carner is a sculptor, video artist, and visual designer. His work
deals with the creation and dissolution of meaning. His forms are playful
Look for his work in May at:
Other Routes, 126a Front st, Brooklyn (DUMBO)
Deric Carner's art is concerned with the creation and loss of meaning
in contemporary existence. He seeks to intervene in the rationalist programming
of life by inventing his own rules and self-contained systems. His work
is a critical reflection of a bureaucratic and rhetorically rational society.
He uses rule-based interactivity and a generic aesthetic that references
informational graphics and established systems of objective and authoritative
meaning. This fake objectivity is a facade behind which a willfully subjective
set of meanings and rules operate. This ruse distances the artwork from
the reality of authorship and intention, and allows for an ironic awareness
of the artist's role as producer of meaning. The work attempts to provoke
viewers to question their role as consumers and legitimizers of meaning.
This Generic FUN performance is in no way associated with Martha Stewart
Omnimedia, K-mart, or any other commercial enterprise.