Friday, July 26, 2019

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo) at Balice Hertling

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Again a public-domaining.  Or what the we'd call "appropriation" or the "readymade." But the PR, which is good, is right in persuading away from language like the readymade; it noting that, elsewhere in the gallery, the triggers hung on the wall have been removed (and permanently disabled) from US firearms which is not precisely reproduction or repetition of the world since it effectively "castrates" their noodley bit. This against the readymade reminiscent of D+G: "Mimicry is a very bad concept, since it relies on binary logic to describe phenomena of an entirely different nature.  The crocodile does not reproduce a tree trunk, any more than the chameleon reproduces the colors of its surroundings.  The Pink Panther imitates nothing, it reproduces nothing, it paints the world its color, pink on pink; this is its becoming-world". Again the PR: "Puppies Puppies has always fiddled with the broken membrane between imagination and the experience of reality". That we can rearrange the world for us to fit into, remake it to our desires, have every right be as legitimate a Spongebob as Nickelodeon, and write our own as canon. Be the Carpenter you want to see in the world.

See too: Puppies Puppies at What PipelinePuppies Puppies at BFA Boatos