In conversation with Franklin Melendez
BAM Visual Art celebrates the release of artist Hayal Pozanti’s new limited edition sculpture book 63 (Average number of days it takes to break a bad habit). In this free event, Pozanti is joined by Kaleidoscope editor-at-large Franklin Melendez to discuss this unique work, an assemblage of pages made of reclaimed wood, relying on her own invented alphabet of 31 shapes. Pozanti expounds on the ideas and themes that motivated 63 (Average number of days it takes to break a bad habit): the effects of technology on humans, culture and the environment, our current transition from a knowledge age to an imagination age, verification of online information, inventing a new alphabet, and envisioning new futures.
The artist book, published by Small Editions, will be available for pre-order at the event or by contacting visualart@BAM.org.