Porno-Graphos
1986
Window installation at Printed Matter, New York and 911 Contemporary Arts and Resource Center, Seattle. 

"The third piece in the Trilogy was Porno-Graphos This piece was based in the San Francisco’s COYOTE’s (Call Off Your Tired Old Ethics, a national task force led by prostitutes) statement that was prepared for the Meese Commission’s federal pornography investigation. Enlarged copies of the statement covered the window except for a rectangular peephole that was overlaid with another neon sign that read “porn-graphos is the writing of harlots” - a sacred part of temple life in ancient Greece.” 

Lucy R. Lippard, "Sliding Into Place", 1998

Neon: 3’ x 2’, photocopies, 13’ x 20’ overall
Commissioned by 911 Contemporary Art and Resource Center. Printed Matter, New York, NY.
Photo credits: Nancy Lin

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