HEY, HOW’S LIFE???


Curated by STNDRD, in residence at DEMO Project, Springfield, Illinois, September 8–October 7, 2017

Hey, How’s Life??? is a roll of toilet paper made in protest of Donald Trump—a racist, misogynist, white supremacy-supporting president. The flag, unrolled square-by-square over the course of the exhibition, is screenprinted with the text “It’s Terrific!” appropriated from a 1940s advertisement promoting Orson Welles’ film Citizen Kane. Life is not terrific for a lot of people, and Hey, How’s Life??? draws a parallel between the film’s critique of wealth, power, and politics, and our current political climate.

For each day the flag is on display, two squares will be cut away from the roll of toilet paper to create a variable edition of prints. Proceeds from the sale of prints will benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that monitors extremists and hate groups and fights for social justice through education, advocacy, and litigation.