Author Archives: Xavier Apostol

About Xavier Apostol

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Change Proposal – Controversial Leader’s SMS

For my change project, I’d like to create an application or develop a SMS (Short Message Service) that sends messages concerning controversial leaders in power. Almost like a virus, the project will bombard participants with messages every 10 minutes. The

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Change Proposal – Controversial Leader’s SMS

For my change project, I’d like to create an application or develop a SMS (Short Message Service) that sends messages concerning controversial leaders in power. Almost like a virus, the project will bombard participants with messages every 10 minutes. The

/ Xavier Apostol

Change References XA

Hot Dog Stick (2010) – Yoshua Okon “The piece examines the cultural significance and history of the American Pit Bull, a dog specifically bread to fight. Assembling a group of ten male dogs, Okón orchestrates a highly ritualistic and synchronized

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Change References XA

Hot Dog Stick (2010) – Yoshua Okon “The piece examines the cultural significance and history of the American Pit Bull, a dog specifically bread to fight. Assembling a group of ten male dogs, Okón orchestrates a highly ritualistic and synchronized

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Participation Proposal/Ex. Contextual Analysis – XA

Having been heavily influenced by the Art By Chance project, I would like to do something involved audience participation through video. I’d like to save the accounts of individuals within a space through their personal videos. It will serve as a way

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Participation Proposal/Ex. Contextual Analysis – XA

Having been heavily influenced by the Art By Chance project, I would like to do something involved audience participation through video. I’d like to save the accounts of individuals within a space through their personal videos. It will serve as a way

/ Xavier Apostol

Participation References – XA

The Event of A Thread – Ann Hamilton The project, installed in New York City’s Park Avenue Armory, is an interactive piece made in such a fashion that visitors run it themselves. As people swing across the 42 double wide swing sets, the

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Participation References – XA

The Event of A Thread – Ann Hamilton The project, installed in New York City’s Park Avenue Armory, is an interactive piece made in such a fashion that visitors run it themselves. As people swing across the 42 double wide swing sets, the

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Place Project – Pop-Up Rave

Using a projector, a Raspberry Pi with a pir sensor, speakers, and a few extension cords I was able to create a pop-up rave. As walkers pass the bushes near the entrance of a UPMC private parking lot, they set

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Place Project – Pop-Up Rave

Using a projector, a Raspberry Pi with a pir sensor, speakers, and a few extension cords I was able to create a pop-up rave. As walkers pass the bushes near the entrance of a UPMC private parking lot, they set

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Place Proposal: Private to Public Projections

  Location? The UPMC Private Parking Lot, located behind the UPMC School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Building, is where I would like to install my work. Based off my contextual analysis of the area, the parking lot serves its

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Place Proposal: Private to Public Projections

  Location? The UPMC Private Parking Lot, located behind the UPMC School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Building, is where I would like to install my work. Based off my contextual analysis of the area, the parking lot serves its

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Place Contextual Analysis: UPMC Private Parking

  UPMC Private Parking @ Atwood St and Meyran Ave 25 Physical Attributes old parking lot repainted arrows (originally black, now yellow) private parking lot sign (UPMC) not used at all (Sunday) students walking right through the premise large building with

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Place Contextual Analysis: UPMC Private Parking

  UPMC Private Parking @ Atwood St and Meyran Ave 25 Physical Attributes old parking lot repainted arrows (originally black, now yellow) private parking lot sign (UPMC) not used at all (Sunday) students walking right through the premise large building with

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Place(Reference)

The Heidelberg Project – Tyree Guyton The Heidelberg Project aims to renovate public spaces (i.e. – homes, parks, etc.), in Detroit, whose original purpose  no longer coincide with the social life of the area. Tyree Guyton, the artist of The Heidelberg

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Place(Reference)

The Heidelberg Project – Tyree Guyton The Heidelberg Project aims to renovate public spaces (i.e. – homes, parks, etc.), in Detroit, whose original purpose  no longer coincide with the social life of the area. Tyree Guyton, the artist of The Heidelberg

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OSI – TP Pump

(click image to zoom) For my One Shot Intervention (OSI), I decided to go along the path of social intervention. Much of the social intervention pieces I found gave off feelings of anxiety and uneasiness, because of this I decided

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OSI – TP Pump

(click image to zoom) For my One Shot Intervention (OSI), I decided to go along the path of social intervention. Much of the social intervention pieces I found gave off feelings of anxiety and uneasiness, because of this I decided

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OSI (Reference) #3

Impromptu Intervention Performance at Frieze Art Fair – Shonna Pryor Shonna is a professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Using her own dresses, Shonna performs an intervention at the Frieze Art Fair in New York. By standing in

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OSI (Reference) #3

Impromptu Intervention Performance at Frieze Art Fair – Shonna Pryor Shonna is a professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Using her own dresses, Shonna performs an intervention at the Frieze Art Fair in New York. By standing in

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OSI (Reference) #2

Persona – Manon For the 16th BONE festival, artist Manon opens the performance art festival with a rolled out red carpet that leads to the main area. Behind a few retractable belt barriers stand +30 Manon doppelgangers who invite the visitors

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OSI (Reference) #2

Persona – Manon For the 16th BONE festival, artist Manon opens the performance art festival with a rolled out red carpet that leads to the main area. Behind a few retractable belt barriers stand +30 Manon doppelgangers who invite the visitors

/ Xavier Apostol

OSI (Reference) #1

Parts Per Million – Liberate Tate During the re-opening of the ‘BP Walk Through British Art’ at Tate Britain, an environmental activist group known as Liberate Tate, performs an intervention piece with around fifty veiled members. With the fifty unexpected, darkly

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OSI (Reference) #1

Parts Per Million – Liberate Tate During the re-opening of the ‘BP Walk Through British Art’ at Tate Britain, an environmental activist group known as Liberate Tate, performs an intervention piece with around fifty veiled members. With the fifty unexpected, darkly

/ Xavier Apostol