Best Of 2013

Best satirical arrrrrr!twork: Santiago Echeverry's “Buccaneer Bruce”

Best satirical arrrrrr!twork

For Tempus Projects’ Piracy Redux — an alternative to the Curtis Hixon’s Gasparilla Arts Festival held at adjacent Kiley Gardens — digital artist and UT professor Santiago Echeverry remixed hundreds of mugshots of Tampa Bay residents and the vintage Bucs pirate logo into a dizzying animation and created a mosaic of Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ former mascot Bucco Bruce using the jailhouse pics. The installation cleverly and quite humorously (and somewhat tragically) invoked the drunken revelry of the Tampa’s annual pirate parade. Other participants in the show curated by Kurt Piazza included Gigi Lage, Hildebrando Belizzio, Diran Lyons, Danny Olda, Carolina Sardi and Mario Schambon.