On March 7, 2007, the haudenschildGarage collaborated with the University Art Gallery of San Diego State University to present Martha Rosler. The fuel4talk was held at the haudenschildGarage in conjunction with the exhibition John Q. Public & Citizen Jane: Private Americans in the Political Domain (curated by Tina Yapelli; January 29 - March 7, 2007) in which Rosler was included.

Private Americans in the Political Domain was presented at the University Art Gallery from January 29 through March 7, 2007. The exhibition explored the relationship of individual American citizens to their government, at the federal and municipal levels. Through photographs, videos and multi-media installations, the exhibition addressed related topics such as ordinary civilians' participation in civic affairs, individuals' awareness of governmental impact on their daily lives, and the implicit responsibility of citizenship to preserve democracy. The exhibition included works by a vibrant mix of established, mid-career and emerging artists from across the United States. Martha Rosler was represented by selections from Bringing the War Home: House Beautiful, a recent series commenting on the Iraq War. Allan Sekula presented two slide-projection pieces, Waiting for Tear Gas and Prayer for the Americans.

Paul Shambroom included four works from his Meetings series of local government portraits. Hasan Elahi was represented by Tracking Transience, a Web-based project accompanied by photographs. Pamela Vander Zwan presented works from her Shedding Light series, which included photographs and Braille versions of the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights, along with the artist's Braille "flash cards." Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry exhibited Endurance, which documents a performance of civil disobedience via photographs and video. And Luther Thie and Eyal Fried installed Acclair, a brain scanning service for security clearance and neurocapital access.

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About the Participants

Martha Rosler https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Rosler

Tina Yapelli http://art.sdsu.edu/profiles/tina-yapelli/

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