Erase

2013 ArtPrize Entry
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"Erase" will be an interactive installation. The components are an approximately 20 ft. long x 7 ft. tall drawing of an AR-15 assault rifle done entirely in graphite pencil and a stack of 2000 erasers placed to the left of the drawing. The erasers have all been hand stamped with names of the 83 victims killed in the Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, and Newtown massacres. Those who choose to participate will erase a small portion of the drawing with these erasers. The artwork's finished form is in the hands of the people who this is empowering. Will it be fully erased? How long will it take? The entire process, of both the drawing and the erasing will be filmed in time-lapsed still frames. A video will be created, and if time is remaining in ArtPrize it will be shown next to the piece. http://youtu.be/GadGZypup1A UPDATE: Erasing took place on Saturday, September 21 at noon. The drawing was erased in 5 hours. Video to come.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation, Time-Based
  • Depth: 1 ft
  • Medium: paper, graphite, pink pearl erasers, polycarbonate (use for bullet proof glass), ink
  • Width: 22 ft
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 7 ft

Venue & Connection Information

Large clean wall space will be needed, at least a 26 foot x 9 foot tall area (however the piece can be adjusted to space available. It will most likely be a leaning piece, and the artist will insure its security and safety. There will need to be a spot directly opposite to set up photography equipment to capture this. This will also be handled by the artist and a site visit will be needed to prepare accordingly

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

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