Wednesday, April 11, 2018

“Room Raiders” at Mathew


"On the show, three men or women have their rooms inspected, or "raided" by another single man or woman. At the end of the episode, the raider chooses to go on a date with one of them based on the contents of their rooms. The three contestants watch and comment, while sitting in a van, as their rooms are inspected. After the raider has finished with each of the rooms, the three contestants then raid the raider's room. Finally, the raider confronts the three contestants and makes his or her choice."

Which explains the interior design lighting to establish the scene, the artwork as personal artifacts unearthed from homes, pulling inflatable after inflatable out of your holes. What could a person really need with so many inflatable orcas. Perhaps a pool out back. Room raiders turned the common reality contestant into archaeologist inferring the life of the suitor. Regardless of the accuracy the point was we believed it possible for at least two seasons. Which means we believe its possible in art, objects as refractive lens into another, artist or owner, giving it meaning, a totem transformed. You opening your neighbors cabinet to find the hand labeled essence of books, we read shelves like we read people. The painting asking back at its viewer what do you represent?