GayGayGay robe

Jeffrey Augustine Songco's avatar Jeffrey Augustine Songco

I love America and the necessary performance to be an American. My obsessive consumption of goods translates into a production of peculiar appropriation. There’s a lot of stuff out there to play with — things (as objects) and ideas (as discourses) have been created and shared, and there’s still plenty to go around. I believe my artwork produces an infectious feeling of anxiety that can only be alleviated by a) the acceptance of the fluidity of meaning, 2) the impossibility of fully comprehending the absurd, and d) the inability to control your own laughter. 'GayGayGay robe' is a simple mashup of complex signs. The hooded robe can be read in a variety of ways, like as an American icon of hate or as a penitential robe of medieval Spanish origin. The rainbow print can also be read in a variety of ways, like as a signifier of gay pride or as a divine promise following a great flood. The sculpture aims to disrupt fixed meaning and reveal the ever-changing identity of art and language.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 3
  • Medium: sculpture
  • Width: 3
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 8