As part of LANDMARK, an exhibition at the Socrates Sculpture Park Brendan Fernandes contributed a subtle intervention that addressed the park’s social role within the community. Customized caution tape confounds an administrative mechanism, provoking questions about the language of authority and assumptions about borders and boundaries. Utilized throughout throughout the park, this customized caution tape, provoked questions about borders, migration, and movement in public space. “Until we fearless,” it reads, the syntax suggesting the voice of a non-native English speaker. The phrase alternates from plain english text, and a translation in a font designed for the artist by designer, Lauren Wickware based on Morse code.
Images courtesy of Socrates Sculpture Park.
Photographer, Nate Dorr.