C.O.M.A.

International signal code project

A simulated signal corps, spontaneously organized around a lost language of survival: the International Signal Code. This code, eleven body signals and eighteen ground signals, constituted a form of knowledge that is simultaneously ubiquitous (‘international’) and largely unknown. A series of interventions, operations, instructional videos, photographic references, training objects and texts were executed.

DATE: 1996-2000
MEDIUM: multimedia
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Sandroni-Rey Gallery (Project Space), Los Angeles, CA; Baum Gallery, University of Central Arkansas, AR; 2000 LA Edge Festival, Park Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA; Yale University, New Haven, CT