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Exhibition of Memorial Concepts

Artist(s): Matt Kenyon, United States

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Proposal Title: Notepad, 03/31/2008, Mixed media

Proposal Synopsis: The Notepad looks like an everyday yellow legal pad of paper, however each line of each page of the notepad is constructed of micro-printed text and contains the personal details of Iraqi civilian casualties. Each printed edition of 100 notepads is covertly distributed to the United States Congress. Once in circulation on Capital Hill each notepad then acts as a Trojan horse -slipping the unwanted and unacknowledged civilian body count data into official governmental archives.

Artist's Biography: Matthew Kenyon was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States and has a M.F.A in painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is interested in the convergence of art, emerging technologies and popular culture. Many of his recent works feature wearable computing technologies and robotics as a means for making cultural critique. Matt currently is an Assistant Professor of New Media at Penn State University where he teaches physical computing, video and 3D animation. Matthew Kenyon and Doug Easterly collaborated on there first S.W.A.M.P project in 1999 in Louisiana. Some of the projects are performance art, some are computing. What

Artist's Website: http://swamp.nu/projects/notepad.html

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