Marcos Zotes appropriates, subverts and activates

Marcos Zotes gained a lot of attention last fall for this projection in Brooklyn. Recently, he did two projections at Columbia University, where he is a research fellow. The first was with permission and displayed messages submitted to I haven’t seen any documentation of how that projection turned out. The second, Appropriate, Subvert, Activate!, was done without a green-light university. For Appropriate, Subvert, Activate!, Zotes projected a series of phrases about the the use of supposedly-public space onto Columbia University’s Low Library. Great use of an otherwise blank space that looks like it was perfectly designed to display text.

Here’s a video of the piece:

Photos by Bernardo Garcia