Oct 4, 2012 – Feb 3, 2013
Children’s Museum of the Arts, NYC
Exhibition Design, Curating, Project Management and Installation by Prescott Trudeau NOLA Art Dept
With support from Alexxa Gothardt and the great team behind The Suzanne Geiss Company, NYC, as well as Carmela Zingari from the Estate of RAMM:ELL:ZEE. Fabrication by Tri-Lox Design Build.
The exhibition was the most comprehensive display of RAMM:ELL:ZEE's works to date. Artwork included action figures, paintings, costumes, music videos, two sets of Letter Racers, a double-sided comic book and historical documents (such as Ramm's patent for the Letter Racer).
This was an epic installation. The gallery lights were dimmed and lightboxes outfitted with black lights made glow RAMM's paintings. Each Letter Racer was suspended from three airline cables anchored into the ceiling, thus requiring 156 individual ceiling anchors, all spaced perfectly for a myriad flying arsenal of Letter Racers conducting intergalactic battle.
Can you guess which letter this Letter Racer represents? RAMM:ELL:ZEE created entire alphabets of Letter Racers with skateboards and found materials. They were part of a vision of the future (Gothic Futurism) that RAMM:ELL:ZEE spent decades refining through his visual art, performance and writing.
Amazing buddies and colleagues: John, Bender, (Me) & Jess