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The first in a series of Artist Spotlights brought to you by Lady Fest Upstate!

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT #1: GARMIN

right here. be here now. is an installation that exists somewhere between performance and social practice. The project is an 8’ x 8’ pre-fabricated pop tent; the tent functions as a gathering place in the context for conducting a social experiment. People volunteer to be a part of it by selecting a hand-made ceramic cups and entering the tent to talk about their choice.

GARMIN art bowls

The cups riddled with a variety of words ranging from soft, blunt, pad thai to botch, pussy, and cunt have distinct evidence of the hand, and are unapologetically raw. At the conclusion of the session each person keeps their cup as a token of GARMIN’s appreciation.

GARMIN art pink