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CONTROL

Performance-activated sculptural installation
23 x 9 feet over sized barricade
6 “crowd control” barricades
Lighting effects
Installation image from Spinello Projects
Dimensions variable
2017
Control is a performative sculpture in which Wright substitutes the body with the ubiquitous police barricade. The work viscerally captures today's political and protest climate driven by fear and violence. The installation is activated through scheduled performances where the audience is instructed to stand within a confined space facing towards a supersized barricade. Like a firearm, several rounds of standard “crowd control” barriers are launched at the audience. Ricocheting off the steel bars, the barricade becomes a physical shield, protecting the crowd from harm's way, while psychologically experiencing the violence.