Christo Allegra

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Work description

Archived 9/11 text messages are printed live in a sculptural environment of found objects and light. These printed messages replay the 24hr period of the WTC disaster via an automated performance.


Christo Allegra visualizes relationships between detritus and the ephemeral, as represented through mundane objects and information systems.

His work makes the invisible visible in a poetic moment in order to illuminate political and aesthetic dynamics and to find connection points between the seemingly disparate. Juxtaposition, collage, cut-up, and conflation are used to construct these intersection points while technology is used to mobilize that connection.

Work materials include found physical objects, dynamic data streams, sociological studies, mathematical algorithms, sensor driven environments, obsolete hardware, and traditional painting mediums.



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