Ulrik started by linking three artists to 3 residents primarily based on express and potential relationships within the pairing. By taking the contributors’ personal bedrooms as the start line and mise en scène, the theme of intimacy turns into textual content and subtext.
Within the first bed room, projected above author Hiji Nam’s unmade mattress, is Matthias Groebel’s 1995 video Trusted Faces. The work consists of a hallucinatory parade of faces which shift and mix from one to the subsequent. These characters are drawn from Painted Faces, a collection of pc assisted work Groebel made all through the Nineties. Within the reverse nook is Faces, with manipulated pictures from a psychology experiment using frame-by-frame microanalysis of mother-infant relations mounted on planks of wooden, in a piece made by Nam particularly for the exhibition.
Throughout the corridor within the bed room of Matthew Linde are two animated movies by Belgian artist Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (AMVK). Made twenty years aside, the works spotlight AMVK’s distorted method to figuration and her ongoing curiosity within the religious encounter of human and machine. Her 1984 movie, De 4 Uitersten (The 4 Extremities) mixes quickly sequenced faces painted in nightmarish colours intersecting with allusions to the 4 Jesuit extremities of Loss of life, Judgement, Hell and Divine Glory. Set to a booming drum and bass soundtrack, Cumulator (2004) depicts the artist trapped in a home atmosphere overwrought by digital chaos.
The exhibition continues within the bed room and studio of painter Damon Sfetsios, whose portraits of his ladies roommates painted below the affect of Cézanne face off with the work of artist Antek Walczak, an in depth buddy and founding member of Bernadette Company, for whom Sfetsios labored as assistant. Antek’s works-in-process contain applications used to pirate 3D graphics from fashionable video games into uncooked materials for hobbyists. An outsized display beside Sfetsios’s mattress exhibits 3three BDSM Room86 Restaurant, a video depicting two younger males in bondage situations being sadistically dominated by an alpha man in an empty McDonald’s, whereas in 1solo stroll Room14 Space 51, a serene, lonely girl paces a sq. of timber and grass amongst big floating fridges.
at Ulrik, New York
till July 24, 2023