Role Model is an interactive performance that poses the question “What can Russia teach the world?” to a public audience at Art Prospect. Two typists take dictation in answer to the question and type up answers on small index cards. This is the first in a series of related performances to be done in the BRIC counries of Brazil, Russia, India and China. Together, it will examine these growing economies and offer up ideas for creating a model world.
Sheryl Oring uses sculpture as part of an interdisciplinary practice that incorporates both old and new media to tell stories, examine public opinion and foster open exchange. Her artwork is interactive and process-based, relying on public and community input for its ultimate manifestation as sculpture, photo and video installations, performances and artist books. Oring’s work has been shown at the 01SJ Biennial in San Jose, CA, Bryant Park at The New York Public Library, the Boston Public Library and the McCormick Freedom Museum in Chicago. She is the recipient of a number of grants including a Creative Capital Foundation grant and a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship.sheryloring.com