Friday, December 16, 2016

Sara Deraedt at Essex Street


Vacuums look like Star Wars robots, that is a technology not sleek but faux mechanical, overly so. The term "greeble" was invented for Star Wars' scene builders to describe the false detailing added to increase surfaces visual complexity, to thus exoticize if not heighten the inferred technology. Vacuums are a tube that sucks and yet their encasements evolve all sorts of sleek sexual-mechanical curves and corners, a shell that infers the inner without much referring to it. Agree with the assesment that these are more Konrad Klapheck than Christopher Williams, but only because the objects themselves are. Removing William's pornographic white light for the pseudo-affectlessness of point and shoot reveals the objects themselves as Klapheckesque. The casing isn't designed for the object inside but for person deciding upon it, obviously.

See too: Nina Beier at Croy NielsenNancy Lupo at Swiss InstituteNancy Lupo at 1857Nairy Baghramian at Marian GoodmanKatja Novitskova at Kunsthalle LissabonKlara Lidén, Alicia Frankovich at Kurator,