This project considers the role of artist as ARCHEOLOGIST of a shared environment, the (e)MERGE art fair. An archaeologist digs, finds treasures and important artifacts that reveal something about a civilization. Those findings increase understanding of a specific time and culture. Our project seeks to explore the archeology of the present.

Jassie Rios, Renee Van der Stelt, Mike Iacovone and Billy Friebele worked collaboratively on
this process-based project at the 2013 (e)MERGE art fair in Washington, DC.