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AiOP 2014: FREE Sneak Peek! Jesse Eric Schmidt “Nevertheless”


Jesse Eric Schmidt (,

Title: Nevertheless

Project Description: I attempt moving things I cannot.


Nevertheless.  Photo courtesy of artist.

What does “FREE” mean to you?

I think “FREE” means an exchange without apparent sacrifice or consequence. This notion is only a well-imagined tool for controlling behavior.

Why is 14th Street a compelling site for creative response?

I understand 14th Street has a high volume of foot traffic by people engaged in mostly task-based normal routines. It is an effective venue for my work because I am interested in destabilizing this very context of the everyday situation.

What reactions are you hoping to draw from the public?

I hope there is an interruptive reaction to my project, which functions to motivate questioning, particularly in relation to futility, existential drives, & absurdity.

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