Artist provocateur Bill Drummond achieved success with the KLF. But ‘not resting on your laurels’ is one of his artistic creeds as he embarks on a 12-year world tour…
3 Don’t stand on the outside looking in, stand on the outside looking further out
City 5, 2014
The online edition of Artforum International Magazine.
“Part of this reorientation was driven by technological innovation, but another part was prompted by economic collapse and credentialist backlash. Just as the economy was sputtering, MFA programs were becoming de rigueur, normalizing debt-financed degree acquisition at precisely the time when a degree could no longer guarantee a stable income (or at least not one large enough to repay student loans). For an emerging crop of Insta-queers, lonely girls, and slacker bros, the market—especially the digital marketplace, with its emphasis on clarity, preening subjectivity, and infinite accessibility—suggested an alternative to the onerous grant applications and bureaucratic ring-kissing that drove the art-academic complex. Weary of the rigorless ramblings of adjuncts, many art-school grads found themselves inspired by hot designers and dropout entrepreneurs. It wasn’t hard to see how these figures more readily suggested the cowboy ethos of the creative outlaw than did traditional artists, who came freighted with a “transgressive” framework that often eluded actual transgression.”
there’s a lot in here.
011.13 (Arcology 1), 2013
006.13 (Cathedral), 2013
013.13 (Sunset), 2013
010.13 (Alleyway), 2013
016.13 (Panorama), 2013
007.13 (Aerial), 2013
Untitled (Black #1), 2008
consumer electronics encapsulated in shellac, paint and rubber
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“New Aesthetic is a collaborative attempt to draw a circle around several species of aesthetic activity—including but not limited to drone photography, ubiquitous surveillance, glitch imagery, Streetview photography, 8-bit net nostalgia. Central to the New Aesthetic is a sense that we’re learning to “wave at machines”—and that perhaps in their glitchy, buzzy, algorithmic ways, they’re beginning to wave back in earnest.”