Artspeak Incinerator Project, commission for (un)SCENE Art Show, NYC, March 2015

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, March 24, 2015   

THE(un)SCENE Art Show is pleased to present video from the Artspeak Incinerator Project, an interactive video installation created by artist Bill Claps.  The video documents the Artspeak Incinerator in action at the MOMA, Guggenheim, Whitney, New Museum, ARTFORUM, Gagosian Gallery, and other locations.

During Armory Arts Week Claps utilized crowdsourcing and a technology interface connected to Twitter to source examples of artspeak from various art fairs, publications, and institutions throughout New York City.  The artspeak was translated into Morse code (representing the art world's distinct coded language) and digitally incinerated while being projecting onto the facades of art institutions throughout the city, releasing it into the atmosphere in a purified state.

About Bill Claps,

Bill Claps' paintings and drawings have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in galleries, institutions, and art fairs throughout the U.S. and Europe. In the U.S.: Salomon Arts Gallery (New York City), Priska C. Juschka Fine Art (New York City), Henry Gregg Gallery (New York City), and Rush Arts Gallery (New York City), Aspen Fine Arts Gallery (Aspen, Colorado), Bendheim Gallery (Greenwich, Connecticut), Kismet Gallery (Westport, Connecticut), and Exhibit Gallery (Tulsa, OK). In Europe he has shown at Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica in Palazzo Corsini (Rome), Artgeneve (Geneva), Art Monaco (Monaco), and Evartspace (Geneva). His works are in private collections and foundations in the U.S. and Europe.