An audience member watches the film from inside the UFO sculpture by UFO 907 and William Thomas Porter (photo by Phil Conners)
The Wastedland 2 installation will transform IAO into a three dimensional version of the film- a post apocalyptic-graffiti-wonderland. The film will exist as a centerpiece to a decaying post apocalyptic play land were questions of fate and self collide with graffiti folk lore through word play, interactive kinetic sculpture, paintings, artifacts, and characters from the film. This environment allows the viewer to enter the psychology of the narrative, identify and ultimately re-define the way one traditionally engages with artwork . The supporting cast of artists include Amy Smalls, Andrew H. Shirley, DARKCLOUDS, EKG, George Vidas, Greg Henderson, NOXER, RAMBO, Ryan C. Doyle, WOLFTITS, William Thomas Porter, UFO 907 and others (TBA).
Audience members watch the film from inside the "Anything Helps" Hobo Shack theatre (photo by Phil Conners)
Wolftits begins his journey through Wastedland 2 (still from the film)
Andrew H. Shirley finds an obsession in living experimentation. His multi disciplinary artwork has appeared in PS 1, Museum of Sex, McDonald’s International, and Vogue and has had films screened at festivals in over 300 cities worldwide. As a social architect, he has curated the underground into public institutions such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music to a secret treehouse gallery in upstate New York. Though primarily nomadic, he sometimes resides in NYC with his cat Myrtle.