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Brett Yasko

The day was today.

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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Yasko’s installation is based on a linguistic pun, using the mirrored phrase “the day was today/today was the day.” Located outside the exterior of the museum, above the windows, in reflective vinyl, the sign illuminates under the lights of the Mattress Factory and with the headlights of each passing car. The alternately profound and banal readings of the phrases that form the basis of his work suggest both the pessimistic notions of the end of the world—or horrific events in our daily life—as well as the optimistic notions of hope and possibility inherent in the onset of a new day.

Curated by Heather Pesanti

When

2008

About The Artist

Brett Yasko is a graphic designer and artist working in a conceptualist paradigm using text and imagery to subvert traditional notions of language and cultural tropes.

Yasko’s installation is based on a linguistic pun, using the mirrored phrase “the day was today/today was the day.” Located outside the exterior of the museum, above the windows, in reflective vinyl, the sign illuminates under the lights of the Mattress Factory and with the headlights of each passing car. The alternately profound and banal readings of the phrases that form the basis of his work suggest both the pessimistic notions of the end of the world—or horrific events in our daily life—as well as the optimistic notions of hope and possibility inherent in the onset of a new day.

Curated by Heather Pesanti

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