Jesse Eric Schmidt (firstname.lastname@example.org, www.jesseericschmidt.com)
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.