Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Maybe not the Woerst of 2010, entry #4: Tobias Madison @ Swiss Institute

It feels at once wrong, yet completely natural, that, as humanity plunges further toward its bitter conclusion, primary-market artworks aren’t as precious as the genetically kosher animals in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? However, it’s nice to try. And despite their shortcomings as biological commodities, Madison's augmented simulacras of euro-trash ebay curiosities do have promise for their potential use-value. For when the partition of the world's political economy disintegrates into roving packs of hooligan corporate liquidity managers trying their hand at primitive accumulation, much of Madison's art could function as barricade material. As it doesn't take much ingenuity to realize that Bamboo and sturdy climbing ropes can be jury rigged into all sorts of improvised—and edgy—guet-apens to protect both family and home...
Meanwhile, this faithless contemporary moment is salvaged only by the armored refuge of culture devoted solely to the benedictions of the bicephalous prophet, Guyton\Walker. Though, let's not ever entertain the ideologically cannibal notion that these defensive materials could be plied against us…

score: 30 thousand hundred million BrätschWörsts

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