Valerie Snobeck, Residency from May to July 2018

For this new project, Valerie Snobeck conducted research for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA), located in Washington D.C., thus continuing its reflection on the environmental policy conducted by the United States.

 

Based on a precise study, the artist chose to direct his approach towards the building that houses the EPA headquarters, developing a process of reinterpretation of the architectural elements that make up its neo-classical-style façade: windows, doors, stone niches, arches, corbelling, etc.

 

If each of these elements remain identifiable, all of them will undergo a significant modification, and will be integrated into complex devices, where the artist deconstructs the usual mechanisms by which we give meaning and values to things we think we know.

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