Day: January 20, 2010
DIY Kelley Walker Spin
Need some better rhetoric for my work so went looking for it online. Here's Saatchi Gallery on Kelley Walker:
Using the famous Maui air crash photo which appeared on the cover of Benetton’s magazine Colours in 1995, Kelley Walker explores the currency of media images as a platform where abjection and desire become indistinguishable. Obscuring the picture with a mesh of candy-coloured dots, Walker visualises the clothing company’s 'united colours' slogan, and makes reference to the pixelised format of digital media. Maui is both appealing and appalling: exposing the malleable nature of the meaning of images, Walker questions a world order where human value is calibrated equally by fashion and trauma.
Here's how I could adapt that for an artist's statement:
Using an obscure image of some "wall bangles" captured from the internet, Tom Moody explores the currency of amateur media images as a platform where abjection trumps desire. Crudely filling in the bangles with candy-coloured spheres using the ordinary Microsoft Paint program that ships with Windows, Moody visualises a kind of endless hippie crash pad bending time and space, as filtered through the unhip lowest common denominator of digital media. Enantiomorphic Amulet Chamber is more appalling than appealing: exposing the malleable nature of the meaning of images, Moody questions a world order where human value is calibrated more by trauma than fashion.