Starts:
Mar
01
2008
Exhibition:

Let the Tremendous Weight of Guilt be Lifted Off Your Shoulders

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POSTED BY: chris reilly | Sun Feb 24th, 2008 6:20 p.m.

Let the Tremendous Weight of Guilt Be Lifted Off Your Shoulders
February 8 - March 8, 2008

Deadtech
3321 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL USA 60647
Open hours Tuesdays 8pm-11pm, Saturdays 12pm-5pm

Chicago artist Chris Reilly brings the heat with a collection of projects based on political histories of control, information and death.

The centerpiece of the exhibit is a full-sized, fully operational recreation of a guillotine, implemented with allegiance to contemporary ideals of eco-friendly sustainability. A windmill mounted out of the gallery window provides power to ratchet the guillotine blade into place, and release it automatically.

To compliment this artifact of equal-rights execution, Reilly has included an automatic “text-redacter,” which scans, censors and shreds documents in real time. Also featured in the show is a video piece interpreting the State of the Union address as an abstracted video and light event, and several smaller pieces that focus on Reilly’s interest in paradoxical politics and guilt.

Link:
http://deadtech.net/