mcmtanyel (26994) 2017-01-10 18:14:45This is ZombieCrusher's brother, AmeriCrusher, which was parked in its garage next to the boardwalk. I included this photo to give an idea on the size of these monster trucks.
mcmtanyel (26994) 2016-12-28 20:10:54This is what the artist says about this cash cube: "A dark pool of money circulates into infinity within the mirrored confines of a custom fabricated cash cube. This work explores the historic levels of wealth inequality we are experiencing and the mirage of capital. Money is used as a lure to keep the people at the very bottom of the very steep pyramid focused on climbing upward toward an unreachable peak. In this work, we have a glimpse into unfathomable wealth, but it is an illusion, a cheap trick of smoke and mirrors, and we are always locked out." (From Mattress Factory's website.)
mcmtanyel (26994) 2016-12-28 20:07:27This is a view of the room showing the windows covered with dichroic film. On the right, part of the custom fabricated cash cube is shown. This is the artist's statement about the window film: "Each window of the space is covered with dichroic window film, which simultaneously floods the interior with vibrant gradient shifts and provides a prismatic lens to view the outside world. The saturation, light level, and gradient shift will change over the course of each day as the sun shifts position in the sky and weather conditions change." (From Mattress Factory's website.)
mcmtanyel (26994) 2016-12-27 19:11:21This is one of the Bed Sitting Rooms for an Artist in Residence which were installed by Allan Wexler in 1988. The materials used were drywall, wood, paint, carpet. Mattress Factory's website describes the work as:
"Two rooms are connected by a flexible, functional installation where visiting artists live while they work on their own installations in other spaces.
The space is delineated by color – grey carpet, pale blue on walls, doors, and into the hall. The opening in the wall between the two rooms through which everything shared can pass – light bulbs, beds, and arm rests – is painted bright red.
The two single beds roll through the wall for sleeping or sitting. They can be positioned to make sofas, a king-sized bed, or separate beds in each room. Back cushions reverse to headboards."
mcmtanyel (26994) 2016-12-27 19:02:10This can be seen in Bed Sitting Rooms for an Artist in Residence on the wall between the old fireplace and the window. According to Mattress Factory's website, William Anastasi "had picked up a stone from the sidewalk outside and he rubbed and scratched at the surface until some of the paint (and even some of the wall itself) came off. He calls this kind of drawing a 'wall removal.'
Whether he makes marks by adding to the wall or scratching part of it away, with his eyes opened or closed, he is still drawing."
mcmtanyel (26994) 2016-12-13 19:02:32Steinhoff Room on the first floor of the Commissioner's House displays the banknotes of Bermuda. Since the issue of the first Bermuda banknotes in 1914, they have been recognized as some of the world’s most artistic and unique—showcasing themes and icons of cultural and social significance to the Island. On display are examples of notes on loan from the Bermuda Monetary Authority, along with the story of their design and production, and Bermuda’s transition from sterling to dollar currency.