common core art (2018)
by Ryan Zerna, Andrew Tham, Nick Meryhew, Owen Davis.
for snare drums, kick drums, buckets, water, pizza, table, drill, screws, video
Premiered at Slate Arts, Chicago in March 2018.
Common Core Art is an exploration of work, overwork, and busywork in modern society. The piece is set up as a series of tests, similar to an academic test or P.E. exam, each test more impossible than the last. It questions the glorification of work as an end in itself.