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Available through October 13

Matt Siber
414A, 2021

11 x 8½" Archival Pigment Print

Edition of 22

About the Image

This image was made in the thick of the project. I had already done a lot of experimentation with assemblage and had developed a strong visual language to work with. I came across this group of chairs carefully crammed into a corner of this classroom. In-person schooling had returned and distancing measures meant that a lot of the school furniture needed to be pushed aside. I was working on Wednesdays, which were for remote learning. The chairs struck me in their uniformity of design. It’s far more common to find a mix of designs in a public school. The stack of uniform chairs obscures the world map behind it creating metaphorical relationships between the institutions of learning, the pandemic, globalism, and global/social awareness.

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