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Gregory Green Discusses His Artwork at SUNY

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09/26/2001

NEW PALTZ -- On Wednesday, October 3, 2001, the Student Art Alliance welcomes artist Gregory Green for a slide presentation and discussion of his work. The event is held in Lecture Center room 112 at 7:30 PM. Green's lecture is free and open to the public.

Since the mid-1980s Gregory Green has created performances and artworks exploring the evolution of empowerment, which consider the use of violence, alternatives to violence and the accessibility to information and technology as vehicles for social or political change.

Many of Green's artistic investigations have focused on terrorism and the possibilities for sabotage of the physical infrastructure, and the ease in which individuals, armed with readily available information, can endanger the status quo. Green thoroughly researched and produced a series of pipe, book, suitcase and nuclear bomb sculptures. While these artworks contain no explosives, they are otherwise carefully crafted to be mechanically complete and potentially functional.

Green's ongoing body of work emphasizes the power of non-violent means for effecting change in existing political and economic structures. Appropriate to the current technological, information, and communications revolution, Green's recent works examine the possibilities for individual or independent control of information and communication systems. Accordingly, he has created computer virus multiples, as well as installation tableaus of operable pirate broadcast units and satellite prototypes. Green's ultimate utopian project is his current endeavor to form an officially recognized independent nation-state, The New Free State of Caroline, on an uninhabited and unclaimed island.

Additional information on upcoming lectures and other arts events is available on the Web at www.newpaltz.edu/artsnews or by calling 845-257-3858. The Art Lecture Series is sponsored by the Student Art Alliance, a funded member of the Student Association at SUNY New Paltz.