Pandora’s Snatch is an augmented reality sculpture made for the #MakeUsVisible project for Women’s History Month in New York City as one of 31 virtual monuments of gender diverse figures juxtaposed against physical statues of men across the city. Pandora’s Snatch is meant to be opened by the Prometheus statue in Rockefeller center. Artist Meredith Drum recounts the myth that links the two artworks: “When Prometheus gave fire to men on earth, Zeus was pissed! In an act of vengeance, he created the first woman, and sent her with a jar full of trouble. But his misogyny backfired as Pandora-earth-goddess brought the cycles of life and death and the promise of a beginning wherever there is an end. Hats off to the great Mary Beth Edelson and Nancy Spero for inspiration.” Click this link with your phone and the AR Sculpture will load through Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ar/701400011240271/
I am honored that curator Boris Kostadinov included one of my animations in his Between Beasts and Angels online exhibition, produced and hosted by Radiator Gallery, New York City, and Structura Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria as part of the What Is Normal initiative. Other artists in the show include Eva Davidova, Jen Liu, Claudia Hart, Carla Gannis, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Jonas Lund, Dennis Rudolph, and Mark H Ramos. A still from my animation Disco Volante below. Web: https://www.whatisnormal2021.com/between-beasts-and-angels
I am grateful to Accola Griefen Gallery for including me in their summer 2021 online exhibition Mother Water which is dedicated to the forever-great Mary Beth Edelson (1933-2021). In addition to Edelson (and me), the show also includes terrific work by Sandra Ramos, Nancy Cohen, Alicia Smith, Andrea Chung, Merritt Johnson, Mikayla Patton, and Jane Swavely. My video – Water in the Desert 122F – is pictured as the top image above and Mary Beth Edelson’s Woman Rising / Sea is the second image.
I’m excited that my project, Monument Public Address System, was part of the Teachable Moment exhibit, curated by Mike Calway-Fagen and presented by Stove Works in Chattanooga, TN, from Dec. 18, 2020 until March 27, 2021. There are some excellent people in the show with me including Alejandro Acierto and Rotem Tamir. Thank you Mike Calway-Fagen! https://www.stoveworks.org/teachable-moment
I am thrilled to have a solo screening of nine of my videos as part of Microscope Gallery’s event series Aug 31-Sept 3, 2020. Thank you Andrea Monti and Elle Burchill. Microscope is the best!! https://microscopegallery.com/meredith-drum-search-for-delicious/