stephanie syjuco


Black Markets

> Unsolicited Fabrications
> Color Theory Communication Transference
> Labor Relations (After Stickley, After Morris)
> Five Days Towards a New Modernism (Beijing)

> La Maison Tunisie
> Everything Must Go (Grey Market)

> Future Shock Nesting Boxes
> Wirtschafts-werte (Economic Values)
> Pacific Super
> Doppelgangers
> Werkstaat and Books & Disks
> Multi-User Interfaces
> Comparative Morphologies
> I Love Technology and Technology Loves Me

Self Constructions 








Everything Must Go (Grey Market)

digital prints, foamboard, paper, tape, foam; dimensions variable

included in "Tech Tools of the Trade: New Media Art" at the deSaisset Museum, Santa Clara University; "Next/New: Art & Technology," at the San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

read article from the San Francisco Chronicle, 9/6/06

What appears to be a large flea market sale of used car stereos, small electronic equipment, and other goods is, upon closer inspection, an installation consisting of digital prints cut and folded to create individual box shapes and flat-front objects, and papered with images of “actual” electronics. The original images are gathered from online vendor sites such as Ebay and craigslist (another source of illicit selling), and the snapshots people take of their items are downloaded and manipulated to “fit” onto a lifesize paper model of the object. Since most images begin as low-resolution jpgs, blowing them up to “actual” size creates a visual distortion of sorts.

Stolen electronic goods can be found littering most flea markets, and in this particular work, the images I use create a second level of “stealing”. Issues of bootlegging, counterfeiting, and copyright in the digital age are addressed in this work.

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