Monday, December 04, 2006

You're not in Guatemala now Dr. Phillips

Last week in San Francisco Michael Stevenson’s Capp Street Project c/o the Central Bank of Guatemala opened at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. It was commissioned by curator Ralph Rugoff who is now director of the Hayward Gallery in London. This project sees Michael revisiting part of his Venice Biennale project This is the Trekka. It featured the Moniac, a water-based economic modeller invented by New Zealand economist Bill Phillips. The photo here is of Michael recording the Moniac when he visited it for the first time at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research in Wellington. We missed the Venice exhibition but will be in San Francisco while Michael's project is on show.