S.C.O.L.D. – Species Calling Out Liars and Deniers
INTERVENTION WORKSHOP / 3–4:30 PM / C3:INITIATIVE
INTERVENTION/PERFORMANCE / 4:30 PM / CATHEDRAL PARK
3Carla Bengtson has situated her arts practice alongside a broader initiative of sociopolitical engagement and environmental science. Through close collaboration with biologist Peter Wetherwax and artist Jessie Vala, Bengtson has produced a thoughtful and humorous criticism of the Trump campaign’s denial of climate change.
S.C.O.L.D. (Species Calling Out Liars and Deniers) is a performative work that plays on crows’ ability to recognize human individuals and share group opinions. In conjunction with the start of crows’ gathering season, the artist is partnering with local murders of crows to scold candidate Trump for his dangerous and negligent political views. Dressed in an elaborate rubber Trump mask and suit, the team is holding pop-up interventions throughout Portland in an attempt to negatively imprint crows with Donald Trump’s likeness, in hopes of a real life “scolding by crow” upon the campaign’s west coast visit.
The public is invited to join the S.C.O.L.D. team to construct their own pre-printed Trump masks at an intervention workshop from 3:00-4:30 pm on Saturday, September 10th, at c3:initiative in St. Johns. A S.C.O.L.D. performance at Cathedral Park under the St. Johns bridge will follow at approximately 4:30 (meet at c3 at 4:15 and we will walk as a group to the performance site).
Additional pre-printed, cut-and-fold S.C.O.L.D masks are available at c3:initiative and in Disjecta’s main gallery.
S.C.O.L.D. is part of Disjecta’s Portland2016 Biennial curated by Michelle Grabner,
c3 is a partner venue for Disjecta’s Portland2016 Biennial curated by Michelle Grabner, July 9– September 18, 2016. On view Wednesday–Saturday, 12-6pm until September 18.