Jason Puccinelli, Jed Dunkerley and Greg Lundgren had collaborated for years on a variety of art projects, but the winter of 2006 found them particularly excited about the same ideas and it just made sense for them to work collectively. Calling themselves PDL was also a direct reference and challenge to another Seattle-based art trio, and good friends, SBC (SuttonBeresCuller). They had no dreams of making it big or quitting their day jobs. It was their lack of dependency on the art world and sheer disregard for authority that brought them together and drove their projects. Under the guise of PDL they found a great freedom to explore and challenge the notion of what contemporary art is, what it could be and whom it should serve.
As time passes, PDL has collaborated with other artists (notably Arne Pihl, Mike Katell and Michael Leavitt) and reflects not so much an artist trio as a non-traditional approach to contemporary art and performance.
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
PDL created a 22 track audio tour of the Seattle Art Museum's permanent collection, recontextualizing sculpture, painting and photography from 465 BC t contemporary art.
THE SOUTH QUEEN ANNE TRAM (SQUAT) AT KERRY PARK
KERRY PARK, SEATTLE
September 18 | September 24, 2008
Internet-based live performance
Non-traditional theater production performed in real-time in two acts = the first posted in the comment section of the Stranger Newspaper, the second posted in the comment section of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
BRIDGE MOTEL, SEATTLE
Interactive performative installation