stephanie syjuco




> Neutral Calibration Studies (Ornament + Crime)
> Neutral Orchids
> Cargo Cults
> Money Factory (An Economic Reality Game)
> Empire Gardens
> Hecho en Cuba (Made in Cuba)
> Artificial Currencies
> Dazzle Camouflage at Workshop Residence
> Public Pedagogy
> Market Forces
> American Rubble (Lancaster Avenue)
> The Fabricators (Tbilisi Edition)
> This is Not the Berlin Wall
> Dirty Works
> Copystand Books (Kronika Edition)
> Dazzle Camouflage Projects
> Cascadian Pattern Collapse
> Modern Ruins (Popular Cannibals)
> Re-Mediation Lab
> Afghanicraftistan
> Empire/Other
> Ultimate Fabrication Challenge (Fauxrijuana)
> The Precariat (Material Witnesses)
> Cargo Cults: Object Agents
> Neutral Displays (Small Dilemmas)
> Ultimate Vision (Dazzle Camouflage)
> Ornament and Crime (Villa Savoye)
> Speculative Propositions
> Excess Capital
> FREE TEXTS: An Open Source Reading Room
> The International Orange Commemorative Store (A Proposition)
> Phantoms (H_RT F D_RKN_SS)
> Pattern Migration
> Shadowshop
> Learning to Love You (All)
> Particulate Matter: Things, Thingys, Thingies
> notMOMA
> COPYSTAND: An Autonomous Manufacturing Zone
> Custom Transitional Utility Object (Morris Mover)
> Temporal Aggregate (Borrowed Beuys)
> Anti-Factory Bristol
> Towards a New Theory of Color Reading
> The Berlin Wall
> Counterfeit Crochet Project (Critique of a Political Economy)

Black Markets 
Self Constructions 









Partial installation view: office desk, flyer wall, and large-scale photo prints

endless production of inkjet prints of rubble

Display case with souvenir of the Berlin Wall purchased on Ebay, inket prints, and rubble sourced from a Soviety-era hospital nearby.

Prototypes for Bytom rubble books

Prototypes for Bytom rubble books inserted into the Kronika Contemporary Art Center's bookstore

The Messenger, fully black-printed inket flyer

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Dirty Works

Solo and collaborative projects with Piotr Bujak, Kronika Center for Contemporary Art, Bytom, Poland, July 1-31. Includes installation, workspace, flyer wall, photo prints, laserjet prints of found rubble, false and actual rubble from the Berlin Wall.

Comprising a fluid selection of both individual and collaborative projects, Dirty Works brought together two artists responding to the conditions of Bytom, Poland -- a crumbling industrial city located an hour and a half outside of Krakow in Poland's Upper Silesia area. Using photographs of local rubble and decaying bits of buildings, Bujak and Syjuco created a simulated work station of what appeared to be an office production of rubble documents: laserjet prints that seem to be endlessly producing yet more detritus.

In thinking on the post-communist condition of Poland and it's rise towards inclusion in the European Union and economic reconditioning, the artists examine what can at times get forgotten or even left behind: the margins of both architecture and society in the rush towards a new capitalist state. Dirty Works is a meditation on both documented change and the overlooked, the ad hoc office space functioning as a metaphor for beaurocratic production and dissemination.

Included in the exhibition is a reconfigured selection of Syjuco's FREE TEXTS project, modified to display a selection of texts pointing to Eastern European economies and cultural change, as well as Bujak's large format photo prints of Bytom graffiti and public "messages." To one side, displayed on a platform, were souvenirs of the Berlin Wall purchased by Syjuco from ebay, representing the promise of a new world economic order, mingling with large chunks of rubble sourced from a Soviet-era hospital that was being torn down a few blocks away.

Sponsored and produced by a one month residency at Kronika Center for Contemporary Art, Bytom, Poland. Curated by Stanislaw Ruksza.

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