ben wood: dewey monument projection with push dance company ben wood: dewey monument projection with push dance company
jun 08, 2012

ben wood: dewey monument projection with push dance company

‘dewey monument projection’ by ben wood with push dance company union square, san francisco, USA

british artist ben wood, now established in san francisco, teamed with filipino/african-american choreographer and artistic director of the push dance company, raissa simpson, to create the ‘dewey monument projection’ in san francisco. the video was cast onto the victory column using two oversized projectors to mark the 112th anniversary of the filipino-amercian war over memorial day weekend. the pillar was an urban witness bearing both visual and audio testimony as evidence of its meaning in relation to U.S. militarism and global expansionism where animated figures actualize the story of the american battle with spain.

dewey monument projection, memorial weekend 2012

dewey monument projection, memorial weekend 2012

dewey monument projection, memorial weekend 2012

dewey monument projection, memorial weekend 2012

dewey monument projection, memorial weekend 2012

dewey monument projection, memorial weekend 2012

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