Artists LigoranoReese mix art and politics in dramatic participatory events

Taking place this summer in Cleveland July 19 and Philadelphia July 25 at the conventions

The American Dream Project

The text-based ice sculptures melt down during important events
combining audience participation, live streaming, and performance.

Join us in making this project possible.




Contributions are tax-deductible via The Standby Program, a 501(c)3 non-profit artist services organization in NYC. Donate Now

The power lies in giving sculpture a performative aspect suggesting change, movement and emotional power.     — SCULPTURE MAGAZINE


Past meltdowns: Democracy (The State of Things, 2008, St. Paul, MN), Middle Class (Morning In America, 2010, NY, NY), The Future (Dawn of the Anthropocene, 2014, NY, NY)

Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese collaborate as LigoranoReese. Their work investigates the impact of technology on society, the rhetoric of politics and visual culture. They are in the permanent collections of numerous institutions, including the SFMOMA, The New York Public Library, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Getty Institute. LigoranoReese live and work in Brooklyn, New York, and are affiliated with Catharine Clark Gallery.