Spiritual Vandalism_Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK and STORE, Germany_2017

Spiritual Vandalism Present Players, Plastiglomerate, Pixels, Sportswear, Smoke, limbs, mouth. Style, no future, dragged aesthetics your back is facing Glass the living screen, stashing the poor image. Everything is cool nothing is unusual The Setting is based on your retina Prologue. Joseph Beuys boarded a flight to New York in 1974 to spend eight hours a day with a wild coyote for three days before he flew home. He turned American as a Nation State into a symbolic gesture of mass. Beuys was on American soil but he choose not to associate his mental or physically lived space with the country. Instead of experiencing the Nation State as culturally intended he perverted its discourse into a stylistic approach, representative only of his unique individual agenda. Beuys submitted to a scenario of wild nature or queered nature as an act of survivalism from state. He turned the safe gallery into a space of uncertainty. Raising the question does the urban contemporary dominate the ‘natural’ and to what merit or benefits does that have on culture. If this gesture was re-enacted or created today would it still be interesting? Yes it's a wild animal in a white space but the original reading is somewhat redundant as digital users we travel through nations without noticing their dominant societal culture. With every click, we can enter the counter state. Setting. Omsk Social Club will recite whilst Plastiglomerate navigates noise and feedback. There is a crowd they move through the space in maximal ubiquitous sportswear, motifs from google image adorn their oversized T-shirts nothing is certain, everything is adaptable, clouds of pastels smoke fill the room as they use idle gesture to surf/wear, net/wear sports/wear, dance/wear, genderless/wear fuck /wear roam/wear sick/wear sleep/ wear conclude/wear.

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