Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Andrei Koschmieder at Jenny’s


"But I sculpted the banality so accurately!" cries the painter of life. "A mimesis so exact it enacts the drear it represents!" They look like turds, the expellings of capitalist markets finally manifesting all those environmental externalities of the jet-set as piles of shit we imagine their tons of exhaust to be. Like the nightmare of our coming dystopia. Future scrappers, know at least that we could envision our own demise. Alex Israel just announced his complicity with Rimowa luggage days ago with, you guessed it, luggage depicting the clear skies that no air travel is helping. Ironic sure, but not the first: "Olafur Eliasson designs 46 nature-inspired luggage stickers for RIMOWA"  Jenny's has a thing for futurological drear, and CAD is supporting it because they don't all look like this, and all the questions as to why in moments of our dire circumstances further manifest visions of it. "Target fixation" a psychological phenomenon when the "individual becomes so focused on an observed object (be it a target or hazard) that they inadvertently increase their risk of colliding with the object" and the motorcyclist intent on avoiding the guardrail cannot look aways, sends himself flying over it. Or an airplane pilot, understandably.