Hello, How Are You? is a limited edition letterpress print produced in partnership with Invisible Venue and Kala Art Institute, and distributed anonymously throughout public spaces in the Bay Area during the period between the worldwide Occupy Movement and the 2012 Presidential Election. These prints encourage the accidental viewer to join an invisible community of dissenters. In the text, this community makes itself known through an appropriation of everyday gestures, re-coding them as clandestine symbols of solidarity.
This project is produced in collaboration with Invisible Venue with support from Kala Art Institute, with special thanks to Jesse Houlding, Carrie Hott, and Archana Horsting. An extension of “Hello, How Are You?” included Print + Intervene, a public lecture by Christian L. Frock hosted by Kala Art Institute on September 12, 2012.
Photos by Elizabeth Sims and Christian L. Frock