Thursday, November 17, 2016

Camille Blatrix at Wattis


The hospital aesthetic. How objects present themselves when encountering you in your vulnerable situations. Which in a Gallery is a pleasant change, to have an object soften itself to you, rather than brutalize you with austerity. A softening [that is] less the adoption of commericial interest in infantalising you [luxury car interiors that look as intestinal as they do sexual] and of which much similar art interprets but instead a vulnerable thing. The cuteness of Hospital beds, which are ostensibly sympathetic to us.  Like that other Camille, Chaimowicz, the look of object who wish to project their sympathetic nature to us humans. This is what iPhones will look like in the future. They are already starting to. Like baleens overturned and vibrating.

See too: Marc Camille Chaimowicz at INDIPENDENZARichard Rezac at Isabella Bortolozzi