Patrick McDonough,  152411-tanning bulbs (SOS) , 2015, Tanning lamps and electronics, 12' x 6' x 5', Installation view from Full-Scale Exercise 

Patrick McDonough, 152411-tanning bulbs (SOS), 2015, Tanning lamps and electronics, 12' x 6' x 5', Installation view from Full-Scale Exercise 

SHOW #28.5:

FULL-SCALE EXERCISE

Field Projects at Artist-Run

LISA DILLIN, PATRICK MCDONOUGH, and BARBARA POLSTER

Curated by Blair Murphy

Dates: December 1st - 6th, 2015
Ocean Terrace Hotel, 7410 Ocean Terrace, Miami Beach, FL

A full-scale exercise is an emergency preparedness procedure that aspires to be as close to the real thing as possible. It asks participants to anticipate the future by imitating the behaviors, relationships, and communication strategies it might require. Full-Scale Exercise is an installation of work by Lisa Dillin, Patrick McDonough, and Barbara Polster that asks the present to anticipate the future by considering the recent (and not so recent) past. It explores the collapse of the distinction between the real and the artificial, between nature and human nature. It accepts that there is no turning back.

Artist-Run is presented by Tiger Strikes Asteroid in partnership with SATELLITE. The project focuses on the artist-run space, a thriving alternate model of support, exchange, and community to the established commercial market. Artist-Run will bring together nearly 40 of these initiatives in a repurposed hotel. 

 Full-Scale Exercise at Artist-Run

Full-Scale Exercise at Artist-Run

 Lisa Dillin in Full-Scale Exercise

Lisa Dillin in Full-Scale Exercise

 Full-Scale Exercise at Artist-Run

Full-Scale Exercise at Artist-Run

 Patrick McDonough in Full-Scale Exercise

Patrick McDonough in Full-Scale Exercise

 Barbara Polster,  Tide Pull , 2015, Attempt to raise the tide by pulling with a rope

Barbara Polster, Tide Pull, 2015, Attempt to raise the tide by pulling with a rope

 Barbara Polster,  Proposed Site for the Construction of New Mountain #1, Eastern Washington , 2015, Ink on color laser print, 11" x 14"

Barbara Polster, Proposed Site for the Construction of New Mountain #1, Eastern Washington, 2015, Ink on color laser print, 11" x 14"