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Alan Scarritt

Lorence Monk Gallery

Over the past 15 years, Alan Scarritt’s concerns have remained remarkably stable, though his means of investigating them, ranging from his performances of the ’70s to his current work in photography and sculpture, have evolved radically. Initiated during the height of Conceptualism, his project of blurring the boundaries between order and chaos, language and image remains pertinent in today’s neo-Conceptual milieu. Scarritt became known early on for his multimedia investigations of the disintegration of sound that often employed several audiotapes at once to layer and distort recorded text. This project culminated in the late ’70s with several large-scale performances and installations involving both sound and images—meditations on process that often set audio and video systems feeding back on themselves, endlessly recording and replaying increasingly distorted communications.

In the ’80s,

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