U.S. based artist collaboration Angelus/Orr (Micah Angelus and Elizabeth Orr) propose to frame their residency as both research and production into a series of sculptures. This will be first large-scale collaboration of Angelus/Orr.
In the spirit of admiration and investigation into symbolic constructs in art, we specifically work through sculptural forms - testing models of political and formal critique, asking how and what forms do sculptures take to hold certain ideologies? Our projects are also research based, at the MeetFactory we will be looking through the political landscape in the U.S. and the history of Czech sculpture and public works.
In the current political moment in the US, tensions are increasingly crystallizing around public monuments. The power and symbolism in public sculpture has spearheaded a contentious debate about representation and repression of power and identity. This debate could and should make crucial the question that our project ask, namely: How has different governmental powers sought and supported artists for public works and how has federal influence shaped artistic production in the public domain - in both content and subject?
Can a work hold a critique of the current time?
Can our critique expire?
Is time embedded or will it expire in sculpture?
(b. 1980 New Mexico, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY)
Micah Angelus for the past two years has split his time between his studio in the Czech Republic and New York City. Micah has recently shown with SORT in Vienna, and holds a BFA from The New School, in New York.
(b. 1984 Los Angeles, CA, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY)
Elizabeth Orr is a filmmaker and artist. Her work has been shown internationally, including Artists Space Books and Talks, The Stedelijk Museum, NL, Anthology Film Archive, Recess, ICA Philadelphia, and she has been commissioned by MOCAtv and the Carpenter Center at Harvard University. She holds an MFA from Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School of the
The residency is supported by US Embassy Prague.