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Acceptable Losses, 2013

Acceptable Losses is an exhibition that examines quantitative representations of death. Following the Guerrilla Girls’ social contextualization of raw numeric data to construct narratives about gender disparity in the art world of Manhattan, Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) pushes this technique […]

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Immolation, 2008, video installation, 5 minute loop

This video installation addresses the use of incendiary weapons on civilians after the Geneva Convention and the Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Incendiary Weapons of October 1980. The video chronicles the major war crimes of the […]

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Seized, 2008

Seized is a installation that documents all the work and household objects that were confiscated from Steve Kurtz’s home after the FBI raid in May 2004. It also displays all the trash the FBI left behind.

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Germs of Deception, 2005-7

This installation chronicles the major hoaxes used over the past century to trick governments into establishing germ warfare programs (primarily by various sectors of the military seeking to increase their budgets); it also documents the tricks used by governments to […]

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The Body Proud, 2003

A review of the correlation between full body meltdown and the intensification of the techno-sphere. The Body Proud presents a video that tracks the boom in therapeutic services, psychiatric drugs, physical therapy, and mental hospital expansion. The broken bodies themselves […]

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True Crime, 1997

True Crime was a project that came in both 2-D and performative forms. The public was asked to bring a piece that in some way chronicled a crime they had committed. Crimes were mostly drugs and work scams, but other […]

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Shareholders Briefing, 1996

A mock performative meeting in which attendees are briefed on the latest advancements in information, communication, military and bio technology and what it will mean for better control of the body, of personal and public expression, and of macro populations […]

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