Role Model is an interactive performance that poses the question “What can Brazil teach the world?” to a public audience at the Encuentro. Typists working on manual typewriters will take dictation in answer to this question. Initiated in Russia earlier this year at the Art Prospect festival, the project examines beliefs in these two fast-growing economies and people’s ideas for creating a model world.
Sheryl Oring is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines critical social issues through projects that incorporate both old and new media to tell stories, examine public opinion and foster open exchange. Oring received an MFA in Visual Art from UC San Diego and currently works as an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.