Activist’s banners reappear in Demo-kits de luxe (2009), a set of protest banners presented as kits to be used at political demonstrations. Presented side by side as an installation, each kit is a different color, comprised of a spray paint can and a blank furled banner. Each is made from expensive materials such as fine hardwoods and precious metals. Presented in this way these objects are boiled down to their visual and material qualities, no longer recognizable as tools to instigate change.
In all of his works, Tur examines deeper ideas and ideologies. His cultural commentary on action, explored coolly and thoughtfully, makes for engaging contradictions and ponderous art.