COLLABORATIONS > "A HISTORY OF REPEATED INJURIES AND USURPATIONS" with NATHAN MANUEL

2011
Vox Populi, Philadelphia PA

D.Billy & Nathan Manuel manipulate found objects, images, and texts, and stage & record ridiculous situations to create very important artworks swathed in outdated pop-cultural and art-historical references, interwoven with half-baked conceptual and narrative threads, and rife with inside jokes and trivial amusements.

Their exhibition at Vox Populi, A History of Repeated Injuries and Usurpations, drew connections between the cities in which they have lived and worked -- New York and Washington DC -- and the city of Philadelphia, in which they have not.

Lenapehoking (All Your Land Are Belong To Us) (detail)
Patterned corrugated paper, construction paper, tape, cast plaster figurine
2011
Lenapehoking (All Your Land Are Belong To Us) (detail)
Patterned corrugated paper, construction paper, tape, cast plaster figurine
2011
Lenapehoking (All Your Land Are Belong To Us)
Patterned corrugated paper, construction paper, tape, cast plaster figurine
2011
A Man of His Moral Sentiments
Resin cast of Benjamin Franklin bust, cast plastic column, vinyl floor tiles, aluminum edging, candy.
2011
A Man of His Moral Sentiments (detail)
Resin cast of Benjamin Franklin bust, cast plastic column, vinyl floor tiles, aluminum edging, candy.
2011
Society of Friends : Love
Photograph / 35mm slideshow
2011
Society of Friends : Liberty Bell
Photograph / 35mm slideshow
2011
Society of Friends : Independence Hall
Photograph / 35mm slideshow
2011
Society of Friends : The Signer
Photograph / 35mm slideshow
2011
Society of Friends : Betsy Ross House
Photograph / 35mm slideshow
2011
Society of Friends : Pat's Steaks
Photograph / 35mm slideshow
2011
DECLARATION
[Vimeo]
Single-channel video
2011
Megalopolis (Blue Arms)
Mixed media collage on archival inkjet print
2011
Megalopolis (Combatra)
Mixed media collage on archival inkjet print
2011
Megalopolis (Draw)
Mixed media collage on archival inkjet print
2011
Megalopolis (Elk)
Mixed media collage on archival inkjet print
2011
Megalopolis (Penguins)
Mixed media collage on archival inkjet print
2011
Megalopolis (Walrus)
Mixed media collage on archival inkjet print
2011
The Great Fires : New York
Poster
24 x 18"
2011