Dendral Equinox Overgrowth

2012 ArtPrize Entry

*Photo as reference only* In this, Giant Enemy Bear's first major collaborative work, we will be arranging relief printed dolls on cloth fabric on and around the landscaped areas of Calder Plaza. These dolls will be, strange, fat, scary, and off kilter, arranged as lumps of dolls, strung from tree to tree, and further interacting with the landscaped, controlled, environment. This installation is an attempt to change a typical urban land space into a wilder, place of possibility. We no longer approach the dark corners of our minds with zeal. We have asphyxiated them, bogged them down with bills, fixing our cars, houses, and relationships, or what we can do best to fit into this world. Reading and watching movies can give us a glimpse into what we had, help us relive our past adventures, but only as a reminiscent feeling, a passing fantasy. Our installation is to give them reason to remember the wonderful, repulsive, and horrifyingly exciting imagination that we all possess.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: variable
  • Medium: Relief Print on fabric
  • Width: variable
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: variable

Venue & Connection Information

ACTIONS : MUTATIONS : REVISIONS : FORMATIONS Inspired by the theatrics of ArtPrize, the Adoration curatorial team produced a site-specific exhibition, showcasing an array of multi-media artworks and performances. Using Calder Plaza and the Grand Rapids Police Department as a backdrop, an international ensemble of thirty artists has been brought together to stage the public exhibition Actions : Mutations : Revisions : Formations. For more details see the exhibition guide book (available in printed format during ArtPrize). Or visit

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: No
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: No
  • Outdoor Space needed: Yes
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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