Blood on the Wall
In 2001, after 9/11, U.S. politicians instructed Americans to grieve and mourn the national tragedy in the most American of ways: They told us to go shopping. This call for consumption as a patriotic response to the 9/11 attacks baffled my guest, photographer Brian Ulrich, and inspired him to start what became a ten-year project investigating the phenomenon of American consumerism.
Today on the show my guests are artists Boris Rasin and Kenny Komer. Their posters, sculptures and interactive projects engage viewers on in unexpected ways on the streets of NYC, promoting discussion, and encouraging us to look more closely at our day to day environment and the ways we interact with public space.