Spirit Tours 11
Dave Hardy and Siebren Versteeg
On July 7, 2010, Dave Hardy and Siebren Versteeg will begin two months of work at Recess, entitled Spirit Tours 11. The artists collaborated as Spirit Tours for the first time in the summer of 2004. In summer 2010, Hardy and Versteeg will continue dictating the future.
Recess invites resident artists to use its storefront as studio, exhibition venue and grounds for experimentation; under Hardy and Versteeg’s direction, Recess will become the site of an ongoing sculptural event. Since its inception, the project has evolved to investigate the notion of the journey, a fancy that continues to disappear from a contemporary experience that creates a demand for and delivers immediacy and consumption. At Recess, Spirit Tours 11 will generate what the artists call a “bootleg transformative experience” that takes cues from the gray-market economy in full swing a block away on Canal Street.
Versteeg and Hardy’s residency will begin with a virtual tarot card reading with predictions emanating from an oversized skull. Yes, that’s right. Premonitions that come from the readings will shape the project for the rest of the summer.
November 11, 2023–January 25, 2024
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KING COBRA and Hue Hallums