The project, Public Ordinance Cups, extracts existing legislative language and re-contextualizes it by printing it on coffee-cups for free distribution. The only thing Lode is “selling” by printing coffee cups with text from city ordinances is the idea that we might be more aware of the laws that regulate our actions.
Torin Porter’s passion for sculpture has its roots in early experiences. Born in 1969 in northeastern Vermont, he grew up next door to and performed with the Bread & Puppet Theater. As an adult, he toured internationally as a stilt dancer with the MOMIX dance company, created sculptural performance events for Phish’s outdoor concerts, large-scale sculptures for the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee, and served as props master for Circus Smirkus.
The Fishwheel is a collaboration between the artists Jessica DiClerico and Oliver Schemm, who have been collaborating for fifteen years. The inception of The Fishwheel began when the artists stumbled upon a digital photo archive of historic images from the Pacific Northwest: an arresting black and white photo of a processing wheel in a salmon cannery.