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Escalation Surveillance Confirmation Bias

Escalation Surveillance Confirmation Bias

Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema
Digital Print, Colored Pencil, Ink, and Charcoal on Paper
2016

Escalation Confirmation Bias

Escalation Confirmation Bias

Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema
Digital Print, Colored Pencil, Ink, and Charcoal on Paper
 

Escalation Surveillance

Escalation Surveillance

Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema
Digital Print, Colored Pencil, Ink, and Charcoal on Paper
 

Escalation Surveillance

Escalation Surveillance

Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema
Digital Print, Colored Pencil, Ink, and Charcoal on Paper
 

Escalation Surveillance

Escalation Surveillance

Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema
Digital Print, Colored Pencil, Ink, and Charcoal on Paper
 

Escalation Surveillance

Escalation Surveillance

Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema
Digital Print, Colored Pencil, Ink, and Charcoal on Paper
 

Escalation Surveillance

Escalation Surveillance

Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema
Digital Print, Colored Pencil, Ink, and Charcoal on Paper
 

Escalation Surveillance Project Coming Soon Trailer

The Stinktown Two Collective is primarily interested in the use of humor in serious art, as well as exploring the way that violent and debased language has escalated in our current social/political culture. For the "Surveillance Project" our collaborative team purchased a drone and other related equipment and filmed a series of performances investigating the current attitudes our society expresses toward surveillance and the ubiquity of electronic devices. Alter-ego characters created by the artists took turns harassing and “surveilling” each other with the drone, and the resulting footage was edited into a series of video pieces that will be exhibited as installation pieces and available on-line. The artists also collaborated on drawings and prints that utilize digital image captures from the performances, and created absurdly constructed sculptural “drones” that will be used in public performances.

Escalation 2 up

Since 2012 Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema, working as an artist team, have collaborated on performance based video pieces inspired by the increasingly volatile language that surrounds our current political discourse. In their first collaborative project the artists monitored social media forums where political argument takes place, and cataloged the phrases and words that appeared regularly as individuals argued with each other about political issues. This anonymous language was then transferred onto foam letterpress clubs and boxing gloves and used as a means to impress this aggressive political speech onto human bodies. The artists used these props to stage performances and interactive activities, and the resulting documentation was turned into projected video pieces, prints, digital photographs, and collaborative drawings emphasizing spectacle, slapstick humor, and audience participation.

Escalation Final Battle Documentation

This video documents the final performance associated with the "Escalation" art exhibition at the Saranac Art Projects, located in Spokane Washington. Votes cast by visitors to the show were tallied, and the "team" with the most votes also attained final victory in the physical battle. The words and phrases on the boxing gloves were pulled directly from the political discourse that was taking place in the media at the time. Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema scripted and arranged the piece, which took place at the Saranac Art Projects in March 2012.

Escalation Anacortes Performance Documentation

This video documents a performance of "Escalation" at the Anchor Art Space, located in Anacortes Washington. Votes cast by visitors to the show were tallied, and the "team" with the most votes also attained final victory in the physical battle. The words and phrases on the boxing gloves an bats were pulled directly from the political discourse that was taking place in the media at the time. Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema scripted and arranged the piece, which took place behind the Anchor Art Space in July, 2013.

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Escalation Surveillance Confirmation Bias

Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema
Digital Print, Colored Pencil, Ink, and Charcoal on Paper
2016

Escalation Confirmation Bias

Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema
Digital Print, Colored Pencil, Ink, and Charcoal on Paper
 

Escalation Surveillance

Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema
Digital Print, Colored Pencil, Ink, and Charcoal on Paper
 

Escalation Surveillance

Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema
Digital Print, Colored Pencil, Ink, and Charcoal on Paper
 

Escalation Surveillance

Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema
Digital Print, Colored Pencil, Ink, and Charcoal on Paper
 

Escalation Surveillance

Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema
Digital Print, Colored Pencil, Ink, and Charcoal on Paper
 

Escalation Surveillance

Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema
Digital Print, Colored Pencil, Ink, and Charcoal on Paper
 

Escalation Surveillance Project Coming Soon Trailer

The Stinktown Two Collective is primarily interested in the use of humor in serious art, as well as exploring the way that violent and debased language has escalated in our current social/political culture. For the "Surveillance Project" our collaborative team purchased a drone and other related equipment and filmed a series of performances investigating the current attitudes our society expresses toward surveillance and the ubiquity of electronic devices. Alter-ego characters created by the artists took turns harassing and “surveilling” each other with the drone, and the resulting footage was edited into a series of video pieces that will be exhibited as installation pieces and available on-line. The artists also collaborated on drawings and prints that utilize digital image captures from the performances, and created absurdly constructed sculptural “drones” that will be used in public performances.

Escalation 2 up

Since 2012 Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema, working as an artist team, have collaborated on performance based video pieces inspired by the increasingly volatile language that surrounds our current political discourse. In their first collaborative project the artists monitored social media forums where political argument takes place, and cataloged the phrases and words that appeared regularly as individuals argued with each other about political issues. This anonymous language was then transferred onto foam letterpress clubs and boxing gloves and used as a means to impress this aggressive political speech onto human bodies. The artists used these props to stage performances and interactive activities, and the resulting documentation was turned into projected video pieces, prints, digital photographs, and collaborative drawings emphasizing spectacle, slapstick humor, and audience participation.

Escalation Final Battle Documentation

This video documents the final performance associated with the "Escalation" art exhibition at the Saranac Art Projects, located in Spokane Washington. Votes cast by visitors to the show were tallied, and the "team" with the most votes also attained final victory in the physical battle. The words and phrases on the boxing gloves were pulled directly from the political discourse that was taking place in the media at the time. Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema scripted and arranged the piece, which took place at the Saranac Art Projects in March 2012.

Escalation Anacortes Performance Documentation

This video documents a performance of "Escalation" at the Anchor Art Space, located in Anacortes Washington. Votes cast by visitors to the show were tallied, and the "team" with the most votes also attained final victory in the physical battle. The words and phrases on the boxing gloves an bats were pulled directly from the political discourse that was taking place in the media at the time. Scott Kolbo and Lance Sinnema scripted and arranged the piece, which took place behind the Anchor Art Space in July, 2013.

Escalation Surveillance Confirmation Bias
Escalation Confirmation Bias
Escalation Surveillance
Escalation Surveillance
Escalation Surveillance
Escalation Surveillance
Escalation Surveillance
Escalation Surveillance Project Coming Soon Trailer
Escalation 2 up
Escalation Final Battle Documentation
Escalation Anacortes Performance Documentation
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