But Let Me Tell You How This Business Began 2019

‘But Let Me Tell You How This Business Began’ is a design-based series of works on flags, a common theme in my work. Each flag represents iconography from different products designed and used in the prison industrial complex in the U.S. This particual work shows uniforms typically worn by people incarcerated.

Along with the flags is a small transmitter that transmits a sounds installation. The sound is a ‘song’ in collaboration with Eren Canata, a notable producer and musician who has worked with museums in the US as well as produced for world renowned musicians as well as winning an Emmy for his work on a musical show. The transmitter can be installed anywhere(visable or hidden) in the space.

But Let Me Tell You How This Business Began 2019

‘But Let Me Tell You How This Business Began’ is a design-based series of works on flags, a common theme in my work. Each flag represents iconography from different products designed and used in the prison industrial complex in the U.S. This particual work shows anti-drone systems used to stop drones from bringing contraband into prisons.

Along with the flags is a small transmitter that transmits a sounds installation. The sound is a ‘song’ in collaboration with Eren Canata, a notable producer and musician who has worked with museums in the US as well as produced for world renowned musicians as well as winning an Emmy for his work on a musical show. The transmitter can be installed anywhere(visable or hidden) in the space.

But Let Me Tell You How This Business Began 2019

‘But Let Me Tell You How This Business Began’ is a design-based series of works on flags, a common theme in my work. Each flag represents iconography from different products designed and used in the prison industrial complex in the U.S. This particual work shows a radio that is sold on commissary to incarcerated individuals. The radio is clear to prevent contraband from being hidden inside the radios body.

Along with the flags is a small transmitter that transmits a sounds installation. The sound is a ‘song’ in collaboration with Eren Canata, a notable producer and musician who has worked with museums in the US as well as produced for world renowned musicians as well as winning an Emmy for his work on a musical show. The transmitter can be installed anywhere(visable or hidden) in the space.

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Phil America

United States

http://www.PhilAmerica.com

Phil America (b. 1983) is a California-raised artist, designer and activist. He has worked and lived throughout the US, Europe, Asia and Africa, concentrating on individual moments of freedom while looking at relationships with class, gender and race. In his work he uses installation and sculptures, performance, photography, video, and fashion in searching for a better understanding and connection to his subjects while bringing about an interpersonal relationship between the viewer and himself. Recently he has started to focus more on using conversation as a medium as well as looking for ways to activate unused spaces.

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