“West of Rome Public Art and Los Angeles artist Sam Durant propose Scaffold: A Direct Appeal (Working Title), an interactive, sculptural installation promoting public forum, to take place in the Spring and Summer of 2011 in three different citiesâ€”Houston, New York City and Los Angeles. Scaffold continues the artistâ€™s long-standing practice of incorporating socio-political issues into large-scale installations.
“Building from previous works like Upside Down: Pastoral Scene (2002), Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monuments Transposition, Washington D.C (2005), and Scenes from the Pilgrim Story (2006), this new project takes themes from American history into the public realm. An architecturally scaled construction that will serve as a platform for public programming, performance, reading and theater, Scaffold will engage the public on multiple levels, questioning received wisdom and historical truths.”
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