American artists Cory Arcangel, Jessica Ciocci & Jacob Ciocci/Paper Rad, Shana Moulton, and Ryan Trecartin & Lizzie Fitch, have been brought together in this publication. In their works the artists create an overwhelming, color-charged aesthetic with an excessive density of content, reacting to the consumer-oriented condition of Western society. In their image-spaces the four collaborations address a culture of excess, constructing their critique via a form of appropriation, which simultaneously releases a veritable deluge of images. In the tradition of experimental film and Scatter art they probe potential unconventional narrative patterns and test for the disintegration of stereotypes. As a result, the video works are often shown in sculptural settings, in which fragments of pop culture and handcrafted forms are amalgamated into an multimedia Gesamtkunstwerk.

Edited by
Raphael Gygax
Raphael Gygax
Thomas Beard
Ed Halter

English / German
ISBN: 978-3-03764-076-0
September 2009
Hardcover, 215 x 291 mm
92 pages
Images 150 color / 37 b/w

Published by JRP|Ringier

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