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Last night’s panel event at Storefront for Art and Architecture was a heady affair. A group of panelists, myself include, sat inside the Vito Acconci-designed structure while a 30-foot David sculpture by Serkan Özkaya lay horizontal on a flat bed outside on Kenmare Street.
We were asked to prepare manifestos on the topic of doubling or copies, fakes and replicas as part of a Manifesto Series to mark the arrival of Serkan Özkaya’s “David (inspired by Michelangelo).” I was told we could be as serious or humorous as we wanted to be so I focused on the nature of the copy and what it means today. I chose Leonardo’s Mona Lisa as the focus of my visual presentation, which I thought complemented Özkaya’s Michelangelo-inspired work, and offered some ideas that have brewing in my head on the topic.
My presentation was altered by the format of the presentation software — my GIFs didn’t work! — so I wanted to post it below for those who may be interested to see it in its intended format … background and all.
You can watch the whole panel on Storefront for Art and Architecture’s Ustream channel.