stephanie syjuco

 

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> Cascadian Pattern Collapse
> Modern Ruins (Popular Cannibals)
> Re-Mediation Lab
> Afghanicraftistan
> Empire/Other
> Ultimate Fabrication Challenge (Fauxrijuana)
> CHATFACE
> The Precariat (Material Witnesses)
> Cargo Cults: Object Agents
> Neutral Displays (Small Dilemmas)
> Ultimate Vision (Dazzle Camouflage)
> Dazzle Camouflage Propositions
> Ornament and Crime (Villa Savoye)
> Speculative Propositions
> Excess Capital
> FREE TEXTS: An Open Source Reading Room
> The International Orange Commemorative Store (A Proposition)
> RAIDERS
> Phantoms (H_RT F D_RKN_SS)
> Pattern Migration
> Shadowshop
> Learning to Love You (All)
> Particulate Matter: Things, Thingys, Thingies
> notMOMA
> COPYSTAND: An Autonomous Manufacturing Zone
> Custom Transitional Utility Object (Morris Mover)
> Temporal Aggregate (Borrowed Beuys)
> Anti-Factory Bristol
> Towards a New Theory of Color Reading
> The Berlin Wall
> Counterfeit Crochet Project (Critique of a Political Economy)


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Pages 1-3 of the mockup using the "Philippine Guardian" edition


All the pages (16 total) of the mockup using the "Philippine Guardian" edition


newspaper rack mockup

Towards a New Theory of Color Reading (El Dia, Houston Forward Times, Manila Headline)
2008

Four-color newspapers printed in edition of 2000 each. Part of the solo exhibition "Stephanie Syjuco: Total Fabrications" at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 12/12/08 - 2/22/09. Curated by Meredith Goldsmith.

Color-blocked Bauhaus-style newspapers were printed and available free to gallery visitors. The layouts and formats were taken from three local Houston ethnic-based journals: El Dia (Spanish-Language), the Houston Forward Times (African-American), and the Manila Headline (Filipino-American). and produced during the final week of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election -- a pivotal political moment which chose the first African-American president. As a racially politicized arena in which an American population was interrogating the place of "color" and ethnic politics, this work abstracted the content of each publication, creating a new visual fomat of reduced perceptual color for viewers to attempt to "read."

Three bulletin boards served as a way to display all the pages at once.

Color breakdown:

yellow=text
black=newspaper info,
cyan=photos,
red=advertisements.

 


 

 

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