FAIR IS FAIR
Installation // 2012 // Balboa Park, San Diego
FAIR IS FAIR is a photo booth and false museum about the tourist attraction methods employed by fairs of the past and present. As a collaboration between artists Hermione Spriggs and Emily Grenader, we designed a green screen photo booth and costuming that hyperbolized the Californian novelty pastiche.
Drawing a line between the the 1915 California-Panama Exposition and the 2012 San Diego Contemporary Art Fair, we invited current day fairgoers to pose in front of green screened images of spectacle from Balboa Park's yesteryear. These images were printed as souvenir postcards and sold back to their subjects, in the proper touristic manner.
Concept and Direction: Kate Clark, Emily Grenader, Hermione Spriggs
Support by the UC San Diego Visual Arts Department
Hosted by the San Diego Contemporary Art Fair, Image support by the San Diego History Center