Our globe-trotting sticker ninja, Spencer Homick ’06, sent a link to a hilarious video skit about Julian Assange played by David Rees called Terrible Houseguest. We’ve had David come to SLU on two occasions, and both were some of the best presentations we’ve seen. David’s work is difficult to classify, evidenced by two project titles, “My New Filing Technique is Unstoppable” and “Get Your War On.” The GYWO series is/was a brilliant response to the events taking place after 9/11. I say is/was b/c David has been doing some new cartoons in the GYWO series, from what I’ve heard.
The gallery got in a little trouble after producing an exhibition card for a GYWO mini-exhibition (presented alongside work by NY Times photographer Tyler Hicks, who was recently held captive on assignment in Libya but today released). Trouble on one level (with donors), but the SLU president at the time was very supportive of free speech in academia.
If you haven’t seen the GYWO books, pick them up. (Sorry for the crazy thumbnail….)