Flavin Flav (Cold Lampin’), 2002
Fluorescent and blacklight fixtures, lighting controller, motion sensor, audio CD (Public Enemy remix), PA system, amplifier

In Flavin Flav (Cold Lampin’) Dan Flavin’s quiet fluorescent tubes are given the voices of hip hop icons Flavor Flav and Chuck D (of Public Enemy fame). This motion-activated sound/light installation bridges 25 years of anti-establishment creation and examines the reciprocal relationship between artistic practice and political activism, and the role played by race in assigning relative cultural values to art.