Freedom, Jan. 25 – Feb. 15, 2020

By SAND
on 15.01.2020 Wed 15 January 2020
Freedom
An exhibition by Aeron Bergman & Alejandra Salinas

January 25–February 15, 2020
At SAND Temporary Offices
21601 N 9th Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85027

Opening reception: January 25, 2020 5–10 pm
Also open by appointment Jan 26–Feb 15.



Freedom press image (bird in snow)

Changing wintertime
A beautiful, charred bird flits
whilst watching the smoke
—internet haiku generator

To most of our wild birds, humans must appear as eccentric and contradictory. By turns humans are hostile, indifferent, friendly towards them, so that they never quite know what to expect. Birds are able sometimes to discriminate between protectors and persecutors, but seldom very well, we should imagine. Regardless, we know two or three persons who are as fond of the bird as we are; and two or three recent writers on birds have spoken of its song as if they loved it.

Works in the exhibition include

Freedom, 2020. Graphic design on photos by US Forest Service

551 Bird Species and Subspecies Found in Arizona, 2020. 551 crumpled sheets of office paper

Keywords, 2020. Series of 30 posters, designed after Raymond Williams

America First, 2020. Various media and materials framing US Budget

Enchanted Evergreens, 2020. Air freshener spray (Enchanted Evergreens scent, Disney Collection), forest sounds

Hew To the Line, 2019. HD video, public domain footage US Fish and Wildlife Service, animation

Directions

SAND Temporary Office is located at 21601 N 9th Ave, Phoenix, Arizona, 85027. The building is located on the northwest corner of 9th Ave and Melinda Lane, one block south of Deer Valley Airport. The main entrance is off 9th Ave. On-site parking is available in a small lot off 9th Ave, with additional street parking on 9th Ave and Melinda Ln. Please keep in mind that, outside of the opening reception on Jan. 25, 6-9 pm, the SAND Temporary Office is only open by appointment. Please contact us at info@sand.zone if you would like to view the show.

Image of SAND Temporary Office entrance

Accessibility

The areas of the building hosting this show are wheelchair accessible from on-site and street parking, except for one video work. This video work is on the second floor, up 21 steps with no elevator access. We can screen this video separately either on-site or via the internet on request. Due to ongoing renovations, restrooms on site may not be able to accommodate visitors with limited mobility. Please contact us with any other accessibility concerns and we will work to accommodate you.

Freedom Installation View

Installation view of Hew To the Line, 2019. HD video, public domain footage US Fish and Wildlife Service, animation.

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Installation view of America First, 2020, and Enchanted Evergreens, 2020.

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Enchanted Evergreens, 2020. Air freshener spray (Enchanted Evergreens scent, Disney Collection), forest sounds.

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America First, 2020. Various media and materials framing US Budget.

Freedom Installation View

America First, 2020. Various media and materials framing US Budget.

Freedom Installation View

Installation view of Keywords, 2020. Series of 30 posters, designed after Raymond Williams.

Freedom Installation View

Keywords, 2020. Series of 30 posters, designed after Raymond Williams.

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Installation view of Keywords*, 2020, Freedom, 2020, and 551 Bird Species and Subspecies Found in Arizona, 2020.

Freedom Installation View

551 Bird Species and Subspecies Found in Arizona, 2020. 551 crumpled sheets of office paper.

Freedom Installation View

Detail of 551 Bird Species and Subspecies Found in Arizona, 2020.

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Still from Hew to the Line, 2019.

Freedom Installation View

Still from Hew to the Line, 2019.

Freedom Installation View

Still from Hew to the Line, 2019.