NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU, BUT…
Khalik Allah, Annie Berman, Sophie Blackall, Nathan Fitch, Brian Foo, Joy Garnett, Suzanne Goldenberg, Nina Katchadorian, Paul McDonough, Lawrence Mesich, Ron Milewicz, Amy Park, Maddalena Poletta, Casey Ruble, Ken Schles, Terreform ONE
Risk is a body of work that uses two moments of crisis for Citigroup – the engineering crisis at Citicorp Center in 1979 and the financial crisis of 2007 – as a platform for exploring the public and private representations of a company’s business and practices, the pervasive fallacy of perpetually positive financial returns, and the scale of influence that banks’ behaviors and philosophies occupy in our individual and collective lives using the images of two of the banks iconic buildings as a vehicle.
Distributed Risk is a sculptural video piece that transforms the facade of One Court Square into an ever-growing, unending building displayed across four concurrent video monitors and supported by a steel lattice structure that invokes the buildings structural skeleton and cantilevers the monitors at 5º.
BIO Lawrence Mesich (b. 1977) was born in Nashville, TN and raised in Chattanooga, TN. His fascination with and exploration of the spaces created by Chattanooga’s rapid development and abandoned industrial infrastructure formed a life-long interest in the dialogue between bodies, behavior, and architecture. He received his BFA with a concentration in Video and Performance from SUNY Purchase in 1999, and received his MFA in Digital Media and Performance from Stony Brook University in 2005. Lawrence currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Queens, NY, respectively.