Martin Durazo's Pain Management 100
|Organization||18th Street Arts Center||
|Address||1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, Ca, United States|
|Start||August 7, 2010|
|End||September 24, 2010|
Martin Durazo’s project, Pain Management 100, debuts in the main gallery at 18th Street Arts Center. Pain Management 100 will be a three-month, “hands-on” laboratory that investigates the parallels between the “dark economies” of the illegal drug trade and the legal medical pharmaceutical industry. Durazo uses audio clips, video projections, posters, collage, music and other works to replicate many of the experiences common in the drug culture. His installation is designed to arouse the sensation of the popularized rave and drug culture and challenge society’s desensitized attitude toward the drug phenomenon by inspiring dialogue among the public on a local, national and global level. The public’s responses to Durazo’s installations will become a part of the project, as interviews are recorded and edited into a documentary, which will later be incorporated into the exhibit. Ultimately, the project aims to create community conversations around the legal and illegal drug economy and investigate its effects on society.