A More Perfect Union
Please Join Us for the Public Opening of SITElab 9: R. Luke DuBois: A More Perfect Union
Friday, January 19th 6 - 7 pm
SITE presents a solo exhibition of New York-based artist, composer, and software engineer R. Luke DuBois. This exhibition will feature a range of new and recent works that explore democracy, elections, politics, and demographics.
Hindsight is Always 20/20 (2008) is a work that synthesizes the State of the Union addresses by 41 US presidents and organizes their most frequently used words into the familiar descending format of the Snellen eye chart.
While Hindsight offers a particular kind of linguistic portrait of 41 presidents, this exhibition will also feature two more recent works profiling our current and most recent president. These works include: facist.republican (2016-17), a twitter-based portrait of Donald Trump, and Obama (2017), a portrait of our 44th president through fragments of his public addresses over eight years in office.
R. Luke DuBois: A More Perfect Union is generously supported by Elizabeth Sackler and by the patrons of SITE Forum. Additional support for the presentation ofHindsight is Always 20/20 provided by the Thoma Foundation.
( (( PHONATION )) ) R. Luke DuBois and Bora Yoon a special LIVE performance at SITE - on Saturday, January 20th at 6:30 pm.
In conjunction with the exhibition, SITE Santa Fe will present a performance by R. Luke DuBois and Bora Yoon. In this performance, DuBois collaborates with composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Bora Yoon in an explorative performance. Yoon’s found sounds, invented instruments, and voice will combine with DuBois’ live video manipulations for a conceptual and immersive concert.