Abecedarian

JOSHUA HARINGA
Abecedarian, Sculpture and Performance Prop, Carved School desks, Water skis, graphite, and leather, 2007

This marks Joshua's final semester in the University of Iowa's Intermedia MFA program. Joshua came to Iowa by way of New York University's Film and Television BFA program and the University of Richmond's School of Law. Simultaneously, an MFA and PhD candidate, in the University's Communication Studies program, Joshua has made maintaining his perpetual adolescence a full-time profession. He explores his unresolved relationship with formal education and the academic institution through sculptural installation and performance art.

As a meditation on the burden of one's educational history, Joshua pulled the sculptural form Abecedarian aimlessly across the frozen farmlands of Iowa, throughout the winter.

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on March 31, 2007

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