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Kristofor Giordano

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"My Own Time", 2012 Mixed Media 56" X 102" X 18" Inches © Kristofor Giordano
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"My Own Time" (detail), 2012 Mixed Media 56" X 102" X 18" Inches © Kristofor Giordano
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"My Own Time" (detail), 2012 Mixed Media 56" X 102" X 18" Inches © Kristofor Giordano
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"8 Hour Day", 2012 Direct Printing on Lexan 22" X 37 Inches © Kristofor Giordano
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"(-­)(+) Coordinates and Formulas" (front cover), 2013 Laser Prints in Coil Bound Book 8.5" X 7.25" Inches © Kristofor Giordano
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"(-­)(+) Coordinates and Formulas" (page excerpt), 2013 Laser Prints in Coil Bound Book 8.5" X 7.25" Inches © Kristofor Giordano
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"(­)(+) Coordinates and Formulas" (page excerpt), 2013 Laser Prints in Coil Bound Book 8.5" X 7.25" Inches
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"8 Hour Day" (sculpture, back), 2010 Mixed Media 96" X 40" X 42" Inches © Kristofor Giordano
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"8 Hour Day" (sculpture, front), 2010 Mixed Media 96" X 40" X 42" Inches © Kristofor Giordano
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"Astrologer In Reverse" (Mine Levels, 3D Model - view 1) , 2015 Digital 3D Rendering Dimensions Variable © Kristofor Giordano
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"Astrologer In Reverse" (Mine Levels, 3D Model - view 2), 2015 Digital 3D Rendering Dimensions Variable © Kristofor Giordano
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Newton, NJ
Birth year
1985
Lives in
Brooklyn
Works in
New York
Schools
SVA (School of Visual Arts New York)
Statement

The window in my childhood bedroom was an ideal vantage point for many fantastical events. One in particular was the routine garbage pickup that would occur directly across the street. To me, the importance of this "ritual" was emphasized by the early hour, its regularity, and elusiveness. I observed the workers maneuver the heavy dumpsters and noisy hydraulics like a play I was privately granted access to. The gestures activated a place in my imagination far outside the utilitarian concerns that motivated them.

My work continues to map "hidden" labor through the reverence initiated by this early experience. Through my projects, the field of work transforms into an operatic space where movements and objects fluctuate between the worlds of utility and imagination. 

My projects often begin the same way. I document labor ‐ usually my own. I then proceed to ask what eludes the recording device. For me, the worker, as a “body of knowledge” is emblematic of a broader effort to domesticate the foreign. I am interested in the way narratives are constructed in absence, or as a result of, quantifiable information. My projects often mimic investigative methods such as psychology, ethnography, and ergonomics that awkwardly, if not forcefully, organize labor into rigid frameworks. 

Rather than celebrating the successes of these reductive practices, my work emphasizes their shortcomings, recognizing the opportunity for free­play, creativity, and imaginative engagement within structured environments. 

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