FLOW(FLOCK(surface(FLAVOR))) by Norwegian based artist Richard Alexandersson, a single video installation traces the complex relationship between material reality and the immaterial substance of CGI animation technology. FLOW(FLOCK(surface(FLAVOR))) plays out as a slow moving study of surfaces. Scale is diminished, texture amplified. Fragmented words, immortalized greenery, traces from other timeframes—these elements held together by impossibly superfluous tape and glue.
Alexandersson describes the labor going into the project as one of “joyful discomfort.” Using his own commodity fetishism as a point of creative departure, the artist embraces claustrophobia and obsession with detail. The exhibition complicates perceptions of “realness” in a world where digitally rendered objects are ubiquitous yet remain esoteric, magical.
Photos by Joe FreemanSubscribe