Hancock

Public Installation, 2014

Signatures have integrity on a case-by-case basis.

Hancock is an on-site video projection, formerly located at 5pointz, the graffiti Mecca in Queens, NY. After the murals of 5pointz were white-washed on November 19th, 2013, I made this piece in reaction. The caption reads “Signatures have integrity on a case-by-case basis.” In the projection, John Hancock’s signature scrawls across the building. The comparison of tagging and legally signing indicates the different values imbued in signatures. The projection reveals them as symbols, vying for ownership.