Bollards and the Comedy of Hyper-industrialisation

@saintbollard (Andrew Choate) uses photographs of bollards as an entry into his poems, songs and stories that depict an alternate but actual history of the world.

Bollards and the Comedy of Hyper-industrialisation

Andrew Choate returns to Dunedin for the first time since his appearance at the 2016 Fringe Festival.
He uses photographs of bollards – the typically concrete and steel posts that form obstructions to traffic in order to protect buildings, equipment, and pedestrians – as an entryway into his poems, songs and stories that depict an alternate but actual history of the world.

Slate dubbed him "the world's foremost bollard photographer," and his project has been featured by Instagram, Atlas Obscura, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation, Quartz, and the Otago Daily Times among many others. His visual and spoken-word performances can seem both choreographed and stream-of-conscious. He focuses on the large and the small mysteries of life and the ways people — him, at least — try to inhabit a world shaped by others.

He won the Best Visual/ Performance Art Award and the Warwick Broadhead Memorial Award at the 2016 Dunedin Fringe Festival. He is the author of several books including Learning (Civil Coping Mechanisms), Stingray Clapping (Insert Blanc Press), Too Many Times I See Every Thing Just The Way It Is (PRB), and Language Makes Plastic of the Body (Palm Press).

His radio works have been broadcast in Armenia, Austria, Brazil, Italy, and Germany. His first solo sculpture show, Demon Purse, was exhibited in 2018 at General Projects in Los Angeles and his collaborative paintings with Katie Herzog have been exhibited in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Miami.

He was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina and now lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Warning: The body as both a profane and sacred object is considered.

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Fri
22
March
02:00PM
Fri
22
March
08:00PM
Sat
23
March
08:00PM
Sun
24
March
08:00PM

Price

$3.00

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Duration

1 hr

Venue

Blue Oyster Art Project Space

16 Dowling Street, Dunedin

Visual Art Literature Comedy

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