JORDAN SEILER (US)
JORDAN SEILER (US) aka PUBLIC AD CAMPAIGN
Jordan Seiler has successfully organized and curated multiple large-scale projects and exhibitions with PublicAdCampaign. He was an active participant and contributor at the Urban Walls Conference in Atlanta, Georgia and was a finalist for the Urban Canvas Project in New York City. Since founding PublicAdCampaign in late 2000, Jordan has successfully managed to intercept several corporations from embarking upon and implementing the use of illegal street advertisements (otherwise known as corporate graffiti). By bringing this often egregious advertising under surveillance, these companies have faced legal prosecution and staggering fines.
PublicAdCampaign acts on the assumption that public space and the public's interaction with that space is a vital component of our city's health. By visually altering and physically interacting with the public environment, residents become psychologically invested in their community. Outdoor advertising is the primary obstacle to open public communications. By monetizing public space, outdoor advertising has monopolized the surfaces that shape our shared environment. Private property laws protect the communications made by outdoor advertising while systematically preventing public usage of that space.
In an effort to illuminate these issues, PublicAdCampaign uses outdoor media venues for public art, chronicles the activities of artists intent on challenging public/private relationships, as well as other engaging contemporary issues in outdoor advertising and public space.
Through bold acts of civil disobedience we hope to air our grievances in the court of public opinion and witness our communities regain control of the spaces they occupy.