Perry Hoberman
Zombies, Has-Beens & Excess Baggage
Zombies, Has-Beens & Excess Baggage (1992) was an exhibition of new and old sculpture and installations. Excess Baggage is a series of luggage works: suitcases perforated with a variety of stereoscopic eyepieces and other functional orifices. I Walked With A Zombie (an early version of ZOMBIAC) is an installation for vintage monochromatic computer terminals with zombified monitors; all useful electronics have been removed and replaced by blinding spotlights of the same acid green color. The Has-Beens are a series of small wall sculptures from 1983 that spatialize and contextualize found images (from magazines and advertising), creating haunting micro-narratives.