BENCHMARK
John Hawke BENCHMARK
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BENCHMARK intervention (in construction)
John Hawke BENCHMARK at Bedford and Gates Avenues, Brooklyn, NY
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BENCHMARK
Nov. 2007-Feb. 2008
at Bedford and Gates Avenues, Brooklyn, NY
duration: 107 days

Unauthorized installation of bus shelter composed of reclining bench, variable height benches, table, coat hooks, protective enclosure walls, counter with cup holder.

John Hawke BENCHMARK
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bench in upright position
John Hawke BENCHMARK
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bench in reclining position

John Hawke BENCHMARK coroplast signage
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terms of use plaque
coroplast signage

at left, "signing" the work; at right referral of members of public to make concerns known to NYC Department of City Planning (D.C. Planning).
John Hawke BENCHMARK coroplast signage
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Parasitic Advertising III
coroplast signage

Sign at left fabricated as commentary of use of celebrity architecture to override legitimate local interests (i.e. Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards eminent domain land grab). Top right sign original to site (landowners's marker of spatial dominion), bottom right sign found and moved to site to confuse/undermine effectiveness of top sign.

John Hawke BENCHMARK (click image to enlarge)
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Parasitic Signage III
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John Hawke BENCHMARK
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John Hawke BENCHMARK
Invisible protector. Transparent image

John Hawke BENCHMARK
Invisible protector. Transparent image