Tori Abernathy

tori@toriabernathy.com


2015

Make Yourself at Home


recycled concrete gravel, marking spray paint, flagging tape, security screens, fluorescent vinyl, neon plexiglass, copper tubing, rope, literature. Solo exhibition and event series at Surplus Space in Portland, OR.

http://www.portlandart.net/archives/2015/02/populist_vision.html
http://hq-objective.info/make-yourself-at-home.html


Make Yourself At Home is an environmental installation that subverts elements of a typically brutal construction site by transforming them into tropes of festivity, play, and femininity. This environment functions as the stage for a three-day-long series of events, which investigates the tensions of development and displacement and their impacts on local residents. A resource library was available for public use during open hours. Inspired by Strike Debt's debtors' assembly and the Right to the City movement, the series of gatherings brought together those impacted by the abuses of private property to share in their narratives of displacement, struggle, and resistance in the form of The Portland Renters' Assembly.


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