Social Mobility: Collaborative Projects with Temporary Services
The Chicago-based collaborative artists’ group Temporary Services has gained national and international attention for its experimental methods and strategies for making and displaying art. Through social actions, do-it-yourself projects, publications, and public interventions, the artists Brett Bloom, Marc Fischer, and Salem Collo-Julin aim to raise awareness and create dialogue about social, economic, environmental, and political issues.
This interactive installation combines older and more recent works, giving an introduction to the group’s artistic practices while presenting new material. Works in the exhibition include Designated Drivers, a project involving 20 artists who have been invited to contribute work loaded onto flash drives that can be viewed or downloaded by visitors, and Self-Reliance Library, which includes many of Temporary Services's own publications on creativity and alternative living.