New Art Highlights of the week from Axisweb includes: Pippa Eason, David Theobald, Dawn Woolley and Alice Bradshaw.
In The Pink, 2017 by Pippa Eason
Pippa Eason's work from IN THE PINK, with Joe Cotgrave at Serf, Leeds.
It's the Way You Tell 'Em, 2017 by David Theobald
8 minute continuous loop
It seems that language can resist our very best efforts to translate thoughts through machines and across boundaries - I think it's got something to do with being human. The title is derived from the catch phrase of deceased comedian Frank Carson.
Materials used: 50 original jokes (based on English puns, idioms and malapropisms), 3-D model of artist, Text to Speech software and a translation engine.
Installation: Intended to be shown as a continuous loop on dedicated monitor or projection with sound.
Production Date 2017
The Commands of the Sadistic Capitalist, 2017 by Dawn Woolley
Under the pseudonym the sadistic capitalist Dawn Woolley posts tweets that bring attention to the sadistic commands of popular culture on social networking sites. The tweets combine advertising and news imagery with by quotations from the works of Sade or film stills from Pasolini's adaptation of 'Salo: 120 Days of Sodom'. Hashtags are used to draw attention to the sadistic nature of the adverts and provide a critical discourse that undermines their predominant message. The project runs from 1st - 31st May 2017 at https://twitter.com/SadisticCommand.
The project aims to appropriate commodities and adverts as wish images. In The Arcades Project Walter Benjamin said that by changing the social value of commodities consumers are able to inhabit the objects and make them act abnormally. This project considers how social networking sites can be used disruptively and function as tools for social and political change.
Static, 2009 by Alice Bradshaw
The remains of a hole-punched text The Rocks Remain in constant motion.