l.a.r.i.o.t.s., 2007

Poster 11 x 18”
A collaboration with Amy Bowen, Dee Williams and Haruko Tanaka


What are the LA Riots about? Who were the players? Where did it begin? Will it happen again? With these and many more questions in mind, artists Bia Gayotto, Haruko Tanaka, Dee Williams and social activist Amy Bowen used the letters of L.A.R.I.O.T.S to create a poster that shows the multiple views on the same issue. Inspired by John Cage’s mesostic poems, the poster has a similar vertical and horizontal structure, where notions of dominance and control (verticality) intersect with democracy and change (horizontality). John Cage believed in social utopia. The poster acts as a reminder that each one of us is equally responsible for social change.