P22 Art Projects
"P22" was founded in 1988 as a guerilla art movement whose goal was to create many diverse public and useable works which bear the name "P22". Founders Daniel Farrell and Richard Kegler conspired with several Buffalo NY area artists including Michael Want to create the "fictional multi-nation corporation" known as "P22". As with many self-fulfilling prophesies, P22 type foundry became too big to control and is now a major producer of unique fonts.
P22 slogans include:
Art Through Industrial Waste.
Better Coffee for Better Workers.
Sloppy Archaic Hand Printing for the computer age.
In 1992, Daniel Farrel moved to Albany NY. In order to continue collaborating on art projects in a practical manner, P22 Mail Art was begun... To push the envelope of what can be mailed without breaking any laws. The Postal workers of Buffalo-Albany mail corridor became inadvertant collaborators with P22.
Various Art projects that have been implimented by, and participated in by P22 collaborators:
"Through the Large Glass"- The Duchamp Project. Richard Keglers masters thesis project.
P22 Snow Sculpture
The most ephemeral of all sculpture mediums. From the regional competetive victories to crushing defeat at the nationals in Milwaukee, the P22 snow sculpture teams always found ways to make a statement in the snow.
P22 Industrial Waterway Navagation
A canoe trip traversing the desolate waterways of Buffalos industrial past. Documented on outboard mounted 8mm film
The Moody Maquina Interactive Sculpture P22 collaboration with University of Wisconsin, Madison, School of Engineering students.
Is it Safe?
Multi-media performance piece produced by P22 member Tom Kostusiak for music, lights, text, and movement.
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Last updated 1 Dec 1996