Wastedland 2

Wastedland 2
A Story, Film & Installation by Andrew H. Shirley
An immersive film installation with thematically inspired work.
February 17 through March 11
Closing Reception March 10, 6-11pm
Lecture March 11, 1-3pm 
IAO Project Gallery

Amoeba and Wolftits encounter the UFO deity for the first time together, realizing they are on the same path. (film still)

An audience member watches the film from inside the UFO sculpture by UFO 907 and William Thomas Porter (photo by Phil Conners)

On Friday February 17th, the film Wastedland 2 will be screening on the big screen in it's entirety at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. The film will also be playing on a loop on monitors within some of the exhibition sculptures during  regular gallery hours after opening night.

The Wastedland 2 installation will transform IAO into three dimensional version of the film- a post apocalyptic-graffiti-wonderlandThe 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).  
WASTEDLAND 2 (31 minutes/ color/ 2016) In a post apocalyptic world, the last few remaining inhabitants are the spirit animals of graffiti writers.  Three solitary nomadic vandals (played by: WolftitsAvoid, and Smells) cross paths while on the hunt of the meaning behind the abandoned landscape’s prevailing enigmatic artwork left behind by UFO. Roaming from one decaying zone to the next in a never ending search for beer, weed, and a wall to paint, these artists form a pact with the rest of the desperate survivors (played by RamboNoxerEKG and others). Through the practice of their ritualistic art- they will seek to attain truth and ultimately receive the answer to the question of their futility- “what’s the point?”
Directed by Andrew H. Shirley

Wastedland 2 has been featured on the Huffington Post and Mass Appeal
See the trailer here:

WASTEDLAND 2: TRAILER from andrew h. shirley on Vimeo.



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.