Monday, April 28, 2008

Vivienne Griffin selects...

Stephanie Hough, Action Movie

Cian McConn, Awesome, 2008, poster and diamantes

Cian McConn and Sticky both have independent practices and have collaborated over the past six years. They use humor and absurdity in performance, video, photography and drawing. For their collaboration as Margaret and Jim, a dysfunctional married couple, they have built sets and have gone on numerous trips around Europe in character for their 24 hour tourist photo series. For the works above Sticky has put herself in the typical roll of an action movie star "attempting to revert popular cultural symbols…gender bending or switching the role of the protagonist in a genre which has generally depicted very machismo characteristics". Cian found this poster in a gun store in New York, the scene depicts a real life scenario and he has glued on diamantes to spell out the text AWESOME. - Vivienne Griffin

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