Earth Quartet, 2013
Acrylic paint, wood, canvas, thread, smashed bottle caps
4 parts: 78 x 73 1/2 x 4 inches; 39 x 37 x 3 1/4 inches; 39 x 37 x 3 inches; 19 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches
Los Angeles-based artist Scoli Acosta’s Earth Quartet (2013) is comprised of a series of pentagonal canvases, edged with jingles fashioned from flattened bottle caps. The work was inspired by Chris Marker’s documentary film, The Sixth Side of the Pentagon, that captures the 1967 Vietnam protest at the Pentagon. Acosta’s incorporation of playful bottle cap jingles also nods to Abbie Hoffman’s sarcastic attempt to levitate the Pentagon, in hopes it would turn orange and vibrate.
Earth Quartet is presented by Galerie Laurent Godin (Paris).