Linda Nishio: Protekshun (and the Desire to Surrender) Artist Project Series

Main Gallery Apr 16–May 23, 1993

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Apr 16–May 23, 1993





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ProTEKshun (And the Desire to Surrender), 1993
ProTEKshun (And the Desire to Surrender), 1993, Installation view, Santa Monica Museum of Art

Nishio’s mixed-media installation utilized ready-made surveillance systems and security hardware designed to block or limit access, arranged to spell out such words as S-A-F-E and A-R-M-E-D-R-E-S-P-O-N-S-E. An assortment of recognizable objects–chain-link fence, two-way mirrors, window guards, railings, surveillance systems–created a psychological landscape of our fears, anxieties, and our need for protection.