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Inscription of the Girly Man
artist: Brad Borevitz

Inscription includes a large, powerful, robotic device that carves concrete blocks with the words "girly man." I will consider a modification to the device that alters its program as long as the results are intelligent, provocative, and political. Inscription is an exploration of the aesthetics of power in relation to the task of writing. Here, in a time when the neo-fascist spirit is casting a shadow across the political culture, and when the possibility of meaningful political discourse seems more and more remote because of it, there is a relationship between the wealth of violence–war, images of brutality–and the poverty of our communications. There is a relationship between the denigration of thoughtfulness as weakness, femininity, and gayness, and the impossibility of halting the campaign of aggression that the U.S. has embarked on, or of furthering stalled progress in the domain of civil rights or economic justice. For more details and a catalog visit

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Completed in: 2005
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Near or in San Francisco, CA / United States