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1 Territory of Blows rsga-eph-00572 1993 Sappington, Rodney Booklet related to Sappington's interactive computer installation "Territory of Blows," which was part of the exhibition "When Push Comes...
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Booklet related to Sappington's interactive computer installation "Territory of Blows," which was part of the exhibition "When Push Comes to Shove" at Randolph Street Gallery, October 15-December 11, 1993. "Arising out of a film project that retraces childhood memories through home movies, 'Territory of Blows' is a computer interactive environment that challenges viewers to reflect on cycles of violence. By interacting with the computer program, viewers are led through a series of narratives, images and statements that highlight personal anxieties and social expectations concerning gender and violence." --[Source: When Push Comes to Shove, October 15-December 11, 1993 (rsga_pst_00307)]
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2 Territory of Blows rsga-ph-00197 October 15-December 11, 1993 Photograph of Sappinton's "Territory of Blows," 1993. It was exhibited at Randolph Street Gallery as a part of the exhibition "When Push...
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Photograph of Sappinton's "Territory of Blows," 1993. It was exhibited at Randolph Street Gallery as a part of the exhibition "When Push Comes to Shove," October 15-December 11, 1993. "Arising out of a film project that retraces childhood memories through home movies, 'Territory of Blows' is a computer interactive environment that challenges viewers to reflect on cycles of violence. By interacting with the computer program, viewers are led through a series of narratives, images and statements that highlight personal anxieties and social expectations concerning gender and violence." --[Source: When Push Comes to Shove, October 15-December 11, 1993 (rsga_pst_00307)] "'When Push Comes To Shove' features artists whose works respond to the increasing presence of violence on the streets and in the home. Unlike media coverage, which often produces numbness in response, these artists work not to sensationalize or merely report, but to open dialogue by crossing the comfort zone. The artists included in the exhibition redraw and challenge the fine line between acceptable and unacceptable behaviors, exploring such issues as violence wrought in self-defense, the presumed safety of the home, and the effects of family conflict on the public sphere. By conflating personal narratives and memories of violence with the political and social, 'When Push Comes To Shove' links the historical, to the domestic, to the institutional." --[Source: Event calendar -- November/December 1993]
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3 If Only Her Mind Was Used for Good Instead of Evil rsga-ph-00455 1992 Photo of Susan Otto's "If Only Her Mind Was Used For Good Instead of Evil," 1992. Otto participated in the exhibition "When Push Comes to...
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Photo of Susan Otto's "If Only Her Mind Was Used For Good Instead of Evil," 1992. Otto participated in the exhibition "When Push Comes to Shove," October 15-November 24, 1993 at Randolph Street Galllery. --[See: Event calendar -- September/October 1993, pp. 2-3]
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4 If Only Her Mind Was Used for Good Instead of Evil rsga-ph-00458 1992 Photo of Susan Otto's "If Only Her Mind Was Used For Good Instead of Evil," 1992. Otto participated in the exhibition "When Push Comes to...
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Photo of Susan Otto's "If Only Her Mind Was Used For Good Instead of Evil," 1992. Otto participated in the exhibition "When Push Comes to Shove," October 15-November 24, 1993 at Randolph Street Galllery. --[See: Event calendar -- September/October 1993, pp. 2-3]
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5 If Only Her Mind Was Used for Good Instead of Evil rsga-ph-00457 1992 Photo of Susan Otto's "If Only Her Mind Was Used For Good Instead of Evil," 1992. Otto participated in the exhibition "When Push Comes to...
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Photo of Susan Otto's "If Only Her Mind Was Used For Good Instead of Evil," 1992. Otto participated in the exhibition "When Push Comes to Shove," October 15-November 24, 1993 at Randolph Street Galllery. --[See: Event calendar -- September/October 1993, pp. 2-3]
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6 If Only Her Mind Was Used for Good Instead of Evil rsga-ph-00456 1992 Photo of Susan Otto's "If Only Her Mind Was Used For Good Instead of Evil," 1992. Otto participated in the exhibition "When Push Comes to...
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Photo of Susan Otto's "If Only Her Mind Was Used For Good Instead of Evil," 1992. Otto participated in the exhibition "When Push Comes to Shove," October 15-November 24, 1993 at Randolph Street Galllery. --[See: Event calendar -- September/October 1993, pp. 2-3]
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7 She Watches Too Much Television (Self-Portraits With Guns) rsga-ph-01635 October 15- December 11, 1993 Detail from Susan Otto's mixed-media installation "She Watches Too Much Television (Self-Portraits With Guns)," 1993. Featured as a part...
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Detail from Susan Otto's mixed-media installation "She Watches Too Much Television (Self-Portraits With Guns)," 1993. Featured as a part of "When Push Comes To Shove", October 15-December 11, 1993.<br> "She Watches Too Much Television (Self-Portraits With Guns) uses text, images, objects and video to examine the fetishization of violence and fear in contemporary urban America. The subject of the work is an implied woman who is either rationally reacting to the violent urban surroundings in which she lives, or hysterically paranoid due to images fed to her through the television and newspaper. The gun signifies the male - a privileged place in the societal power structures, designated by Freud and Lacan as the one who possesses the phallus. Fear and vigilance in regards to security are also manifestations of this threat." --[Source: Event calendar-- October 1993]
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8 She Watches Too Much Television (Self-Portraits With Guns) rsga-ph-01634 October 15-December 11, 1993 Detail from Susan Otto's mixed-media installation "She Watches Too Much Television (Self-Portraits With Guns)," 1993. Featured as a part...
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Detail from Susan Otto's mixed-media installation "She Watches Too Much Television (Self-Portraits With Guns)," 1993. Featured as a part of "When Push Comes To Shove", October 15-December 11, 1993.<br> "She Watches Too Much Television (Self-Portraits With Guns) uses text, images, objects and video to examine the fetishization of violence and fear in contemporary urban America. The subject of the work is an implied woman who is either rationally reacting to the violent urban surroundings in which she lives, or hysterically paranoid due to images fed to her through the television and newspaper. The gun signifies the male - a privileged place in the societal power structures, designated by Freud and Lacan as the one who possesses the phallus. Fear and vigilance in regards to security are also manifestations of this threat." --[Source: Event calendar-- October 1993]
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9 Girls, Girls, Girls rsga_pst_00383 1993 Thematic Wallpaper Co.;Jackson, Carol;Tarkowski, Christine "Girls, Girls Girls" was shown at Randoph Street Gallery as a part of the exhibition "When Push Comes To Shove," October 15-December 11,...
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"Girls, Girls Girls" was shown at Randoph Street Gallery as a part of the exhibition "When Push Comes To Shove," October 15-December 11, 1983. "As founders of the Thematic Wallpaper Co., we make site-specific designs for public establishments and private spaces. For each contracted interior we allow the location, function, clientele and/or desired theme to guide us in the creation of a distinct pattern or group of inter-related patters. All designs are hand-produced via a screenprinting process in our Chicago studio." --[Source: When Push Comes To Shove, October 15-December 11, 1993 (rsga_pst_00307) "'When Push Comes To Shove' features artists whose works respond to the increasing presence of violence on the streets and in the home. Unlike media coverage, which often produces numbness in response, these artists work not to sensationalize or merely report, but to open dialogue by crossing the comfort zone. The artists included in the exhibition redraw and challenge the fine line between acceptable and unacceptable behaviors, exploring such issues as violence wrought in self-defense, the presumed safety of the home, and the effects of family conflict on the public sphere. By conflating personal narratives and memories of violence with the political and social, 'When Push Comes To Shove' links the historical, to the domestic, to the institutional." --[Source: Event calendar -- November/December 1993]
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10 When Push Comes to Shove, October 15-December 11, 1993 rsga_eph_00180 October 15-December 11, 1993 RSGA Ephemera: Drawer 2, 1990-1993
11 (Ain't) Natural History rsga_eph_00181 October 15-December 11, 1993 Program to accompany the mixed media computer installation "(Ain't) Natural History" which was part of the exhibition "When Push Comes to...
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Program to accompany the mixed media computer installation "(Ain't) Natural History" which was part of the exhibition "When Push Comes to Shove, October 15-December 11, 1993. "(Ain't) Natural History" is devised to confront notions that women killers are a new phenomenon brought about by feminism. Women's agency in murder has been culturally perceived of as a series of frightening and unexplainable isolated incidents. In reality, women have been accused and condemned of murder since the initial colonization of the country. To map out the history of women and murder is to challenge our cultural assumptions regarding the 'nature' of all 'others.'" --[Source: When Push Comes to Shove, October 15-December 11, 1993 (rsga_pst_0030)] "'When Push Comes To Shove' features artists whose works respond to the increasing presence of violence on the streets and in the home. Unlike media coverage, which often produces numbness in response, these artists work not to sensationalize or merely report, but to open dialogue by crossing the comfort zone. The artists included in the exhibition redraw and challenge the fine line between acceptable and unacceptable behaviors, exploring such issues as violence wrought in self-defense, the presumed safety of the home, and the effects of family conflict on the public sphere. By conflating personal narratives and memories of violence with the political and social, 'When Push Comes To Shove' links the historical, to the domestic, to the institutional." --[Source: Event calendar -- November/December 1993]
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RSGA Ephemera: Drawer 2, 1990-1993
12 When Push Comes to Shove, October 15-December 11, 1993 rsga_pst_00307 October 15-December 11, 1993