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ROCKING THE PEDESTAL: Aiming high with the statue/wary

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SMFA at Tufts

"Rocking The Pedestal" was a project directed by visiting artist Pat Oleszko for Mags Harries and Danielle Abrams' sculpture/performance class from the Fall 2020 semester. This project was done remotely over two weeks and with limited resources due to COVID. The purpose of the project was for students to rethink “the pedestal” as a contemporary platform with forms and presentation well beyond archaic norms. Amidst our volatile era, the time has come for re-examination, exploration, and reclaiming of the platform while addressing contemporary aesthetics that could be absurd, political, environmental, communal or possibly controversial.