Cosmic Modules, PLAKOOKEE’s first installation in Washington DC, is influenced by the aesthetic history and visual language of science fiction “B-movies.” It is a playful depiction of extra-terrestrial landscapes commonly found in these films and is enhanced by PLAKOOKEE's consideration of light and space. Viewers are encouraged to engage the work from different angles on the street. PLAKOOKEE is a collaboration between artists and designers Rachel Debuque and Justin Plakas. Their studio practice collectively spans sculpture, installation, time based, and 2D modes of art creation.
Rachel Debuque received her MFA degree at The University of Georgia. She has exhibited extensively including, New York, Taiwan, Croatia, and Philadelphia. She was an artist in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art’s residency program and a Southern Constellations fellow at the Elsewhere Living Museum. She currently lives in Washington D.C. and is an assistant professor at George Mason University.
Justin Plakas received his MFA in Photography from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at The University of Georgia. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2012 and was an Artist-in-Residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary art in Omaha, Nebraska and HUB-BUB in South Carolina. His work has been screened in festivals and exhibited in galleries across the United States and Internationally. He lives and works in Washington, D.C. and teaches New Media at George Washington University.