Weathered Reports: Trump Surrogate Quotes From the Underground

Statement from the artist, Mark Blickley:

Weathered Reports: Trump Surrogate Quotes From the Underground is my collaboration with fine arts photographer Amy Bassin.  I matched quotes from many of history’s most infamous tyrants  to Amy’s funereal sculptural portraits to produce spins by DJ Trump surrogates from Genghis Khan to the Koch Brothers. Each quote (report) echoes a distinct Trumpian thought, issued forth from the weathered patinas of plein air cemetery sculptures. We consider the Trump administration to be a graveyard where each day we are forced to attend daily burials of American moral conscience and civil liberties.”

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About Amy Bassin and Mark Blickley:

Artist Amy Bassin and writer Mark Blickley are New Yorkers who work together on text based art collaborations and videos. Their text based art collaboration, Dream Streams, was featured  as an art installation at the 5th Annual NYC Poetry Festival held at Governors Island and excerpts have been published in Columbia Journal of Literature and Art and numerous other anthologies and journals.  Their video, Speaking In Bootongue, was recently selected for the London Experimental Film Festival. Bassin is co-founder of the international artists cooperative, Urban Dialogues, and has exhibited her fine arts photography both here and abroad. Blickley is the author of Sacred Misfits (Red Hen Press) and his new play, Inertia in Motion, premieres this December at NYC’s 13th Street Repertory Theater. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and PEN American Center.

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