Kant Smith

Finishing Touches

On the brilliant suggestion of Debbie Unger, Randall's Island Park turf manager, I ordered up some sod for the Ghost House.  Deb generously sent some of her crew out one rainy afternoon to help get the sod placed.  

The sod would prove to be one of the critical parts of the Ghost House installation, making for incredibly inviting "carpeting" for the entire house.

Tremendous thanks to Deb for making this happen!!!!

Here, Charlie the sod master works his magic, making it look like this sod had been growing here happily all along.


Now at the eleventh hour, we are working regardless of the weather.

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The Artist

Kant Smith(b. 1983, Lafayette, Lousiana)

Kant Smith's work explores sublimated brutality in the cultural imagination through a re-contextualization of media and objects. A central concern of the work is the schism between the horrific mayhem of warfare and the corresponding narratives—of victimization, mastery, and retribution—circulated by cinema and virtual reality. Through various formal strategies, including appropriated documents, manipulated video, fabricated sculpture, and self-illuminated paintings, Smith examines the language of virtual and symbolic violence. By creating an absurd rupture in this continuum, his work pries at the intricate barbarity of American media. He studied at the Cooper Union (BFA, 2006).

For More Information

Website: wilfredkantsmith.com