Your Harvey at Work
"Your Harvey At Work" was created at the request of Oni Gallery in Boston for an 'artists statement slam,' in conjunction with the opening of a salon show in 2003. The gallery wanted Harvey Loves Harvey to create something 'different' in line with the theme, but not a mere reading of text on paper. The result was a corporate sales video that presents Harvey Loves Harvey as a corporation, using buzz-words, vague promises and exaggerated gestures.
As a work unto itself, "Your Harvey At Work" examines the role of the artist as their own corporation with a brand identity and marketable product. Harvey Loves Harvey, as conceptual artists working in many media, must frame their pseudo-scientific studies and theory-based works through rhetoric, analysis, hype and branding. "Your Harvey At Work" is both and extension and a mockery of the very methods that have made Harvey successful.
In 2004, "Your Harvey At Work" was included in a show of collaborative art at Spaceworks@The Tank in New York. Later that year, it was also shown at Artists Foundation in Boston. For these exhibitions, Harvey Loves Harvey re-shot many scenes, and it is this updated version that is presented in ASPECT.