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Gregory Green

Gregory Green

Gregory Green

Gregory Green

Gregory Green teams up with Joshua Becker to write the best-selling book, ‘The Miracle Morning. ’ They share how morning rituals have helped them to live more positively, produce more, and build more.

Work

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.

M.I.T.A.R.B.U. doesn't look like it could really work. The VW bus is an enduring hippie icon. A host of carefully orchestrated details flush it out: the custom chrome, foot-shaped gas pedal; the tie-dye T-shirt; 3D glasses; the orange polystyrene antennae ball with a hand-painted 69; a Ronald Reagan LP called Freedom's Finest Hour and, most importantly, an iBook ('Think Different!'). Together, perversely enough, they create a Disney-like artefact of 1960s-derived counterculture. That may be the point. Here, as before, Green exposes the struggle between dissent and the authority underlying 'normalcy,' making us aware of its inherent strictures. The revelation is necessarily a nagging irritant; the artist dares us to take power into our own hands, then points the way. (Source: www.frieze.com)

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"I don't believe Gregory is a threat to society," Gregory Green's mother, Tommie Lee Green, wrote a judge in 1992 asking for leniency. "I don't believe a long sentence will make him any better because he has suffered already and he will continue to suffer the rest of his life."

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. He also created several guided missiles that could be armed with conventional, bio-chemical or nuclear devices. These artworks, although containing no explosives, are otherwise carefully designed to be mechanically complete and potentially functional-including a 10-Kiloton nuclear device, minus only the needed plutonium. (Source: www.tilloufineart.com)

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A short while ago, Chelsea witnessed a minor harmonic convergence of survivalists and autonomous nomad types. First came the orange eToy container with its heavy-duty cables demonstratively tapping into the Postmasters' mothership. Then Andrea Zittel proposed isolation chambers for those seeking to escape the tyranny of the clock. For his part, Gregory Green showed a vintage 1967 Volkswagen Westfalia Campmobile outfitted with fully functional pirate radio and TV equipment and a satellite prototype called 'Gregnik'.

Gregory Odell Green is internationally recognized for his challenging and controversial work. Since the early 1980s, he has created multi-disciplinary works, performances, and films, exploring systems of control and the evolution of individual and collective empowerment. Green’s work considers the use of violence, alternatives to violence, and the accessibility of information and technology as vehicles for social or political change. Referencing historical precedents and disturbingly anticipating various historical events, such as the tragedy of 9/11, his artwork expands the parameters between art and activism, culture and social commentary. (Source: www.usf.edu)

 

 

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