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About the Artist

Erich Ginder (Seattle) received a 2009 GAP towards the creation of a large cave-shaped portable Gortex structure that will be habitable and address specific needs of the artists in this collaborative effort with artist Garek Druss. Outfitted with equipment of their own design, and equally part cultural critique, part self-mocking attempt to survive off the land, and using The Alpha Strategy, or How to Prosper in the Crummy Years Ahead, the artists call into question our ever-changing interaction with the surrounding landscape. Erich creates concept-driven functional works that can be experienced in everyday life. His collaborator Garek Druss works to examine the similarities and differences between the habits of the musician and visual artist.

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