Friday, February 19, 2016

Mathias Poledna at Daniel Buchholz

Mathias Poledna at Buchholz

After the fact of Poledna's crystalline film, an exhibiting of the mass labor, what was described as a "language of pure joy in a fantasy world with no worries, anxieties or fatigue that pervades the viewer’s every pore" exposing the requisite energy manifesting its fantasy, you can find numerous animators online claiming it in their portfolio, hands amounting in labor hours to let the Donkey have its clean moment. The pure bodies of cartoon animals aligned by sweaty men and woman, somehow erotic for that. In this sense cartoons are the perfect representation of bodily shame.

See too: Matthew Brannon at Casey Kaplan, Larry Johnson at Raven Row, Yuji Agematsu at Artspeak“Puddle, pothole, portal” at Sculpture Center