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Blood on the Wall
Sculptor Hannah Herr works with materials like hair, rubber bands, cell phone chargers, tinsel and animal flesh to create objects visually inspired by the adornments of voodoo dancers and the Masai people. Her work explores the Western gaze and the ways it perpetuates fetishized otherness. Hannah is also the co-founder of Daughters Rising, a non-profit that works with woman artisans in Nepal, Thailand and Mexico.
We've all been on Google Earth and used it's satellite view or street view tools to get directions, find our way around a new city or just explore. My guest, artist Jenny Odell, has taken these tools a step further to use them as the subject of her work. Odell scrolls around Google Satellite view collecting images of uniquely man-made structures — like swimming pools, parking lots and landfills — and arranges them on large prints, a way of re-examining the human-built landscape from the very inhuman perspective of a satellite's remote camera.
In her work, artist Carmen Tiffany combines experiences from her childhood in rural Wyoming with the aggressively cheerful imagery of children's products, television and advertising. The result are funny, grotesque videos, installations and drawings that feature an array of characters including a rapping macaroni noodle and lisa frank characters with an unquenchable thirst for moonshine.

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