Best Of 2012

Best Mixing of Art and Politics: Experimental Skeleton

PASTED YOUTH: In the Silverfish Revolution, collaged images display the messages of a spontaneous, group effort.

Just in time for the RNC, Tampa-based artist collaborative Experimental Skelton revived an idea they’d set aside: inviting community members to co-create a giant collage. Add political discontent and a Bluebird Books Bus full of old tomes and magazines, and you get the Silverfish Revolution, a collective work of art in the form of cut, compiled and pasted text and images — part protest, part play.