TRUST IN TRUST

2016

A performance and exhibition that took place at Walmart in South Philadelphia and Temple Contemporary Gallery at the Tyler School of Art. Aided by a group of 8 classmates and students, we spent my entire credit card limit ($6,000) on various items from Walmart which we then transported back to the gallery. Over the course of a week, we made new use of the objects, holding a contest and award ceremony for the "Ugliest Sculpture," producing a fashion show, doing improvisational dances, creating floral arrangements and organizing and rearranging the space. A hired actor, dressed head to toe in Walmart clothing laughed and cried for the duration of the show's opening. The exhibition and installation were constantly in flux. Following the exhibition, all of the items were returned to the Walmart for a refund.

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TRUST IN TRUST

For the exhibition's opening, an actor was hired to wear clothing that was purchased from the Walmart and perform the actions of laughing and crying throughout the space.