TASTE & POWER

CornRow Rider

Posted in Uncategorized by TASTE & POWER on January 5, 2010

JUST YOU AND ME

Played on loop, the short piece is based on a character that stands as an iconic figure for an entire generations identity crisis. A figure whose performance is grotesque and inhumane, sexual and heroic.

CORNROW RIDER IS A NEW YORK BASED ARTIST COLLECTIVE. THE COLLECTIVE WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2008 AS A PLATFORM FOR SEVERAL ARTISTS TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY CROSSBREEDING GENRES, BACKGROUNDS, IDENTITIES AND WORK HABITS. THE WORKS AIM TO CONFRONT THE PARADOX OF THE CURRENT AGE BY ILLUMINATING THE PROCESS IN WHICH REGIONAL ECONOMIES, SOCIETIES, AND CULTURES HAVE BECOME INTEGRATED THROUGH A GLOBE SPANNING NETWORK OF EXCHANGE. MEMBERS OF THE COLLECTIVE HAVE EXHIBITED INDEPENDENTLY AND COLLABORATIVELY IN BOTH GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS WORLDWIDE.

SEA DIAMOND

CHICAGO VS DENVER

“…AN UNEDITED AMERICAN FOOTBALL GAME FROM THE 2009 NFL PRE SEASON. WITH THIS SEEMINGLY EFFORTLESS GESTURE OF SHIFTING THE CONTEXT FROM LIVING ROOM TO GALLERY, THE COLLECTIVE MINES CONVENTIONAL MEDIA TO WARHOLIAN PROPORTIONS. CHICAGO VS DENVER CONTINUES THE COLLECTIVES EXPLORATION OF CLASS, RACE, AND SEXUALITY NOT BY MANIPULATING THE SOURCE MATERIAL, BUT THE ACTUAL AUDIENCE WHO CONSUMES IT.”

WALGREENS

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