The works in this exhibition draw on techniques of reproduction, such as stamping, molding, etching, and photography, in attempts to re-direct their legibility as means of relating signs to their material substructure. These resources are thrown into relief in a process of isolating their mediating function, roughening conventions of communication and allowing organizational logics of production to appear as they break down.
Sometimes this looks like: The wanderings of inebriated actors: concrete excursions through randomly made decisions. A hardened algorithm models pollen on water.
Drunk-walking down Wall Street: Cement, tin, copper, metastasizing on the price index.
Sedimentations of an abstract vocabulary: precisely scaled plaster tablets rubber-stamped with cliché. Needle and thread extracted from an infinite textile surface.
“Cliché dissolves the gesture that patiently managed to trace out an identity of relations into a relation of resemblance … softening the technical nature of the operation and its ‘cold’ exteriority by a warm confusion.” (Gilles Chatelet)
Corroding lines of communication: flexible etchings of stressed-out circuits.Oxidizing control panel conduits pulled from hand to eye interfacing.
An acid bitten surface suspends a weathered syllabary: Haruspex divines the voice-off of lines executed but not read.
The deadpan affect of transactional pictures: Snapshots in the style of items on Ebay. A casual isolation of coarse objectivity. Photos in the style of interpellation: The look of monetization. Grids of un-gilded revenue kept under the bed.