Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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Gambling at one's State, literally - Slick but not really slick

EN ROUTE installation at Alice Yard, Trinidad

The graphic artist Marlon Darbeau has installed a work that relates to the political state of the country. This work by all means is literal.
Darbeau has mocked up a stage of a card game where the participants are wheeling and dealing with the future of the country, yet not showing their full hand. This was indicated by incomplete sentences hinting on corruption. He also had seats for the public (onlookers), as they suppressed (sat) on the social issues facing Trinidad and Tobago. Icons representing crime, planning and basic infrastructure were impressed on the seats.

Seats of the public

En Route ... Of Bridges and Barriers
, an installation by Marlon Darbeau, continues until Saturday 13 December, 2008. Hours: 3.00 to 7.00 pm. Alice Yard 80 Roberts Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain.

The ruling party - The opposition - The people

Marlon Darbeau's work should have taken on the look of the card itself, there is an example what it could have been. Better yet if this was done in neon.

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