Project: Write, perform, or illustrate a horror short story you create by dramatizing the collapse of one of the systems addressed by the artists listed above.

The following systems are designed and constructed by humans:

Education System (Joseph Beuys) (Bonnie Sherk) (Lily Yeh)

Market System (Ant Farm) (Chu Yun) (Pedro Reyes) (Reverend Billy Talen) 

Political System and Social System (Joseph Beuys) (Mel Chin) (Hans Haacke) (Superflex) (Mierle Ukeles)

Project: Write, perform, or illustrate a horror short story you create by dramatizing the collapse of one of the systems addressed by the artists listed above. In your story, the collapse is caused by a non-human entity or force that disrupts the relationships between the components of the system. You might include such non-human intruders as vermin or weeds or pathogens, or such non-human forces as wind or fire or water.  

Research / Discussion: Select a recent news story that provides an example of a non-human intruder or force disrupting one of the human-constructed systems listed above. Then select one of the artists representing that system. Based on the facts of the case, discuss if the artist’s strategy could have reduced the extent of disruption. Explain how and why.