Andrew Schachman

Not Just Another Pretty Face 2019

Program Overview


Andrew Schachman

I’m generally interested in the way infrastructure, environments and networks shape cultural, political and ecological landscapes. I work independently to produce drawings, assemblages and toy-like objects, but also collaboratively (with Floating Museum and Fieldwork Collaborative) to transform the ground-rules of civic spaces across simultaneous scales. This collaborative work spans media and mediums including architecture, urban design, visual art, exhibition design, public sculptures, and documentary video and performance.

Since social distancing is a current constraint, I thought it might be fun and helpful to breathe life into some of the unrealized or inchoate projects in my sketchbook. Via conversation, we could identify a theme or topic of mutual interest. We might also associate it with a range of forms. A wall-hung pachinko-like machine that doubles as a commentary on infrastructure or history; sculptures that double as functional objects (e.g. a sculpture that is also a bbq, a sculpture that is also a pepper grinder or teapot), a set of color-field folding chairs, a toy museum; a toy-like “doomsday” clock. Also, image plates or graphic narratives about civic networks or public infrastructure (plumbing, public transit, parks, streets) – these could also be adapted to wallpaper, or elements for a table setting (tablecloth, serving dishes, platters, utensils).





$1,200 - $12,000

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