The Debriti Show
July 7 - 22
The Debriti Show, created by JonMarc Edwards, is an interactive installation that comments on the power of language and communication. It is set in what at first appears to be an apothecary or medical marijuana dispensary, but rather than weed, it dispenses text, words and poetry. The Helvetica text is made from biodegradable materials and sold by the word, the phrase or by weight. In interaction with Debriti word tenders, attendees are encouraged to explore their relationship to language by forming a tangible relationship with text. In our current political climate and in a world where much of our communication takes place in 140 character tweets, the Debriti Show could not be more timely!
JonMarc Edwards is a Los Angeles-based conceptual artist and painter. He is best known for work that transforms composed writings into concise, legible pictographic landscapes. Jonmarc has recently finished “The Truth Collection,” an edition of fifty crystal sculptures completed in September 2013 under the direction of Mark Litwin M.D., MPH. Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Currently Jonmarc is exhibiting “The Debriti Show! A Textual Experience” throughout Southern California. The Debriti Show is an immersive installation modeled after a medical marijuana dispensary. "You do not need a prescription to enter “The Debriti Show!” as it dispenses something more powerful than any drug … words!"