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Los Carpinteros

Los Carpinteros-Croissant I, 2013. Watercolour on paper

Los Carpinteros, ‘Croissant I’ (2013)

Watercolour on paper.







TVTV, ‘Adland’ (1974)

Grupa TOK

Performance by Grupa TOK, Serbia (1973)

Claire Fontaine

??? by Claire Fontaine


This is a short clip from an episode of ‘Xavier, Renegade Angel’, by PFFR. It’s a series on the humorous musings of a wandering humanoid pseudo-shaman and spiritual seeker named Xavier. The episode is called ‘What d-d-doth life?’ and in it, Xavier confuses a redneck town’s computer system with a deep question, and when the resulting virus runs amok, he has to find another virus to save the citizens.

PFFR (or Pre-natal Fighting Frightening Remembrances) is a Brooklyn based production company/art collective/electro-rock band consisting of Alyson Levy, Vernon Chatman, Jim Tozzi, and John Lee. The group has been active since 2000.


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Vedovamazzei, ‘Go wherever you want, bring me whatever you wish‘ (2004)

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General Idea

‘Shut the fuck up’ part I (Death of a Mauve Bat) & part II (Mondo Cane)

‘Shut the fuck up’ part III (Blue) by General Idea.

General Idea was a collective of three artists, Felix Partz, Jorge Zontal and AA Bronson, that existed from 1969 – 1994. General Idea’s work inhabited and subverted forms of popular and media culture, including beauty pageants, boutiques, television talk shows, trade fair pavilions and mass media. From 1987 through 1994 their work addressed the AIDS crisis. Both Zontal and Partz died of AIDS in 1994.

(via De Ondergrond)

Bruce High Quality Foundation @ Whitney Biennial


A definite highlight (for me) of the Whitney Biennial was the work ‘We like America and America likes us’ (2010), by The Bruce High Quality Foundation.

With its title and form referring to Joseph Beuys’s performance ‘I like America and America likes me’ (where Beuys was picked up from the airport with a Cadillac ambulance and brought to the gallery, where he lived with a coyote for three days) an old ambulance stands in one of the rooms of the Whitney, a film playing on its windshield. The film is comprised of different clips taken from youtube videos. The female voiceover tells us about her difficult relationship to America, while it is constantly unclear whether America is a man, a woman, a lover, a friend, or really just the country.

The original video that’s shown on the windshield of the ambulance.


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Poly-Xelor, ‘Klima-Kontrolle’ (Video here)

Claire Fontaine


Claire Fontaine, ‘Change’ (2005)

Twelve twenty-five cent coins, steel box-cutter blades, solder and rivets.

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