Step Right Up! Voting Booth
Artist: Erika Nelson A marriage of carnival culture and fine art, Step Right Up! Voting Booth is an interactive interpretation of a voting booth, sideshow-style, outfitted with shelves of customized, hand-drawn and painted carnival knock-down figures (punks), with participants asked to exercise their right to ‘vote’. Ballots are cast through the act of throwing provided projectiles in an effort to knock down their choice of candidates. Some elements will be rigged, illustrating gaps in past and current systems.