Friday, February 28, 2020

Past: Nicolas Ceccaldi

"the indulgence of style seems the point, the running theme throughout Ceccaldi's: oversaturation of 'content,' a new version of camp: 'ostentatious, exaggerated, affected, theatrical.'  It's an blanket you put on things to make them appear new. You put dark fairy wings on young children, attach biomorphic toy-parts to video cameras, remake Beethoven with the signs of the dungeon dweller, paint it black and turn it upside down and suddenly people react to the affect rather than any individual content"

Read full: Nicolas Ceccaldi at Le ConsortiumNicolas Ceccaldi at Real Fine ArtsAnna Uddenberg and Nicolas Ceccaldi at MEGA FoundationNicolas Ceccaldi at Project Native InformantNicolas Ceccaldi at Mathew