Berlin, February 2014

Concept: With our work we want to create speculative images an aesthetic technique of the art as fiction to deliver a fascination for the imagination for the possibility to configure various possible futures as a manifest of our understanding of contemporary aesthetic practice as artist working together.

The project PICTURETRONIC SAMBA! is conceptualized as pictorial installation mainly configured in 5 sets for an exhibition. Consists of a “pictorial installations”. This is some acrylic paintings and drawings that are accompanied by domestic objects to create “looks”. To create associations and constructions. In an uninstitutional manner without influence of power. As a method of re-using and appropriating digitized pictures from the imaginary of western cultures of the time period from the cold war, considered with humour as a tool against fascism as a possibility for a critical self-reflection on western cultural obsession, the creation of heroes, movies, tv series famous actors and musicians. The concept is based in an iconographic narration in form of and image building, remastered copies, sketches, drawings and the archive of the artists as raw material for a pictorial synchronization and reconfiguration of the hypothetical character in pictures and language.

 

Pictorial Installation: Forever Young (working title) are drawings of reproductions of LP´configured in an installation. The selection of LPs refer to a cold war western culture dominated view of the 50th to the 90th. ”Forever Young” relates to the famous song from Alphaville. Listening to the song without much agonizing it sounds like one of the many other songs about youth, love and life. Following the lyrics you realize that this song as many other popular rock and pop songs from the 50th till the 90th directly relate to the circumstances of the Cold War. Similar references can be found in album titles like Rocket to Russian from the Ramones 1. The re-masterization of icon records from rock and pop legends can be understood as a pictorial obsession of the activity of painting, but can also be seen as a decelerated reflection on the complex circumstances of the cold war and music as a document of its time as we can suggest for that period to speak of Atomic Music.

Sketch. Pictorial Installation 2014 Juan  Toronski, Mirjam Kroker

Sketch. Pictorial Installation 2014 Juan Toronski, Mirjam Kroker

Series Drawing of LP covers. Cold Fact. Pencil, acrylic on cardboard.  31.5 X 31.5 cm, 2014.

Series Drawing of LP covers. Cold Fact.
Pencil, acrylic on cardboard.
31.5 X 31.5 cm, 2014.

Series Drawing of LP covers. Boys don`t cry. Pencil, acrylic on cardboard.  31.5 X 31.5 cm, 2014.

Series Drawing of LP covers. Boys don`t cry.
Pencil, acrylic on cardboard.
31.5 X 31.5 cm, 2014.

Series Drawing of LP covers. Dark  Side of the Moon. Oil, acrylic on cardboard.  31.5 X 31.5 cm, 2014.

Series Drawing of LP covers. Dark Side of the Moon. Oil, acrylic on cardboard.
31.5 X 31.5 cm, 2014.

Series Drawing of LP covers. Roket to Russia. Pencil, acrylic on cardboard. 31.5 X 31.5 cm, 2014.

Series Drawing of LP covers. Roket to Russia.
Pencil, acrylic on cardboard.
31.5 X 31.5 cm, 2014.

Series Drawing of LP covers. forever young. Pencil, acrylic on cardboard.  31.5 X 31.5 cm, 2014.

Series Drawing of LP covers. forever young.
Pencil, acrylic on cardboard.
31.5 X 31.5 cm, 2014.

With iconographic narration in form of associative paintings and sound installations, post-cinematic image building in form of sketches and the artists archive of pictorial documents as raw material and dispositive for a pictorial synchronization for a reconfiguration of pictures and writings, and the hypothetical character in art and language in a non seperation. It also raises questions on how social media has transformed the scope of actions of individuals in recent years and how is it connected to the real I. What is the real ”I” actually and can there be a separation from the fictional aspect of self

performance as a factual aspect of actual identity. In a world strongly affected by the virtual world where the limits of private and public fiction and reality is almost non-existent. The illusion of a fix character or identity and the wish of permanent transfiguration for the vivid aspect of joyful condition as fake or fact and how this relates to the production of art and para-fiction a term used to describe an emergent genre of artwork that plays in the overlap between fact, fake and fiction. PICTURETRONIC: Pictorial installation as a method of re-using and appropriating digitized pictures from the imaginary of western cultures of the time period from the cold war and humor as a tool against fascism as a possibility for a critical iconografic self-reflection.

 2. BIRDS AND OTHER DANGEROUS MINDS: in this case we would like to reflect on portraits -of the re-masterized „cult figure“, which as we understand, have a lot to do with art, in terms of “post-appropriation” in relation of image and texts by means of the gesture of drawing and their structural value. Those personalities from art we blend with figures of pop culture, literature, and philosophy, in various types, different formats, materials and techniques. Referring to a normal and hyper-medial context opens the door for a the interesting possibility to reflect and consider a side specific context and hypothetical relationships we find around and the possibility of dialog.

deteil von die Installation "Dangerous Mind". Drawings, graphit, acrylic, varnish on paper, 031x042m. Forever. Rose Ausländer and her friends. 2014

deteil von die Installation „Dangerous Mind“. Drawings, graphit, acrylic, varnish on paper, 031x042m. Forever. Rose Ausländer and her friends. 2014

 

"Spock" Leonard Nimoy portrait on Etch Sketch. 16 x 13.5 cm. Juan Toro, 2014.

„Spock“ Leonard Nimoy portrait on Etch Sketch. 16 x 13.5 cm. Juan Toro, 2014.

Portrait of Beuys. chalk on the board. Mirjam Kroker & Juan Toro. 24 x 33 cm. 2014.

Portrait of Beuys. chalk on the board. Mirjam Kroker & Juan Toro. 24 x 33 cm. 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

Performance, Re-mix: A psychedelic musical presentation of The galactic Synchronizes. A Dada-Rave and a certain kind of reincarnation of the meta-physician Iguanodont. The musical proposal is a concept of re–masterisation. The sampler and MIDI archive, Electro + more mixes well with Post-punk, Noys, Rave, Synthek-wave and contemporary experimental sounds produced with retro/vintage instruments such as Roland, Keyboard Tweak 25, and other “dromedaries”. The reflection behind is about alter – Ego and the processes of de-subjectification in society. The so called harmless generation, the virtual space and obedient social body in the post-industrial democracy. „turn on, tune in, drop out „was told and we tell it all friends „live long and prosper“ V.

"The Galactic Synchronizers" Project of Music art and Peformance, 2014. Lviv- Vienna-Berlin-London.

„The Galactic Synchronizers“ Project of Music art and Peformance, 2014.
Lviv- Vienna-Berlin-London.

Some References:
Agamben, Giorgio. WHAT IS AN APPARATUS? and another essay, trans. David Kishik and Stefan Pedatella, Stanford University Press, 2009. Christoph Menke. Aesthetics of Equality. N°010, dOCUMENTA 13. Hatje Foster, Hal. An Archival Impulse, October, 110 p. 3-22. 2004. Catherine G. Latterell ReMix: Reading and Composing Culture, Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2005. Debord, Guy. The Society of the Spectacle. Originally published in France as La société du spectacle in 1967 by Buchet Chastel. Translation by Donald Nicholson Smith. This edition designed by Bruce Mauwith Greg Van Alstyne. Published by Zone Books, Broad way, Suite 608 New York, 1994. More text we are working with as referents you can find here: http://zeitgenoessischeaesthetik.de/2013/07/13/4-project- lekture/

 

 

Electronic material for blog archive ”The Groovie last samba! “, the artists archive.

Blog "" the Groovy last samba!! we make only for the exhibition "picturetronic samba!"

Blog „“ the Groovy last samba!! we make only for the exhibition „picturetronic samba!“

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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