What can we learn from stories about living in the future? If technology advances, will our morals and the way we interact with each other equally follow? Sci-fi movies allow us to take a glimpse ahead of our own time. More than often they show that our basic human instincts stay the same, despite enhanced senses through technology. A lot of times they also take place in societies which tend to be more bureaucratic and repressive. The only way for us to be alert and not to recede in such technologically driven rigid living environments, is to keep on telling each other stories about our future fears and dreams.
The installation presents 3 videos (click here. hereand here) which contain remixed found Youtube-footage. This footage is made by amateurs which question the mainstream media presentation of the Ch-rlie H+bdo shootings in Paris. The installation explores, subverts, mocks and celebrates the creativeness of amateur video-makers who dare to counter images of our daily ultra-mediatized environment.
The installation Hoax. The Archive II – The Fredou Files (2015) displays on the floor a body under a winding sheet surrounded by red-white cordon tape. One video is about an Ipad-commercial which is sliced with amateur footage that claims the Ipad-commercial is containing a hidden message. The second video is about a getaway car. A third videois projected on the winding sheet and is about a melon and AK47 shots.
People are invited to add flowers, hotplates, teddybears, candles, bundles of pencils, et cetera to this installation.
The subtitle refers to the police officer (Helric Fredou) who was commissioned to investigate the shootings in Paris, and who allegedly committed suicide.
1 Ipad/flat-screen/projection (video a)
1 flat-screen/projection (video b)
1 projection (video c)
1 winding sheet with ‘body’
red-white cordon tape
little bundles of pencils
Hoax The Archive I – The Silverstein Files (2014)
The installation presents two videos (click Hoax: The Archive I and Hoax: The Archive I ) which contain remixed found Youtube-footage. This footage is made by amateurs which question the mainstream media presentation of the 9/11 event in New York, which they claim has been a pretext for an enduring war. The installation explores, subverts and mocks and celebrates the creativeness of amateur video-makers who dare to counter images of our daily ultra-mediatized environment.
The subtitle refers to the owner of the Twin Towers who received billions of insurance money after 9/11.
The installation exists of videos on flat-screens facing the ground, hanging with four cables wrapped with cloth from the ceiling. The visitor of the exhibition needs to lie underneath these ‘twin towers’. On one screen is remixed found footage from the internet, on the other an orange veil loosely flapping which blocks the view but gives a soothing experience.
2 flatscreen TVs, approx. 80cm from the ground in juxtaposed position.
2 yoga mats
8 foam plates, or 2 cloths, approx. 4m in height
video (a) Hoax: The Archive I
video (b) Hoax: The Archive I
L.C. von Sukmeister Esq. MA (b. 1981) is the pseudonym of Suki, a para-performative artist-historian since 2005. He is born in East Java, but is raised in the Netherlands. Trained as an systems theoretical art historian at Radboud University Nijmegen, he is an autodidact chaotic art maker based in Amsterdam.
I invent artistic concepts for installation art, performance art, and video art. I try to raise questions both on the authenticity and originality of art’s nature (and the allographic nature of digital arts in particular), as well as on the institutionalized context of art (the space, site, platform for art exhibition and distribution) and its corporatization/financialization in the culture industry. The duplication of the image and exclusion mechanisms are my central themes.
SINGLE CHANNEL VIDEO | Construct Me! Droog Hardware (2015) @ Commissioned by Droog for Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan Design Week, Milan, Italy, April 14-19, 2015
SINGLE CHANNEL VIDEO | ...A Story About (2014) in collaboration with Eliza Mante @ Beyond the Senses, Design Column #8 Droog Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Oct 1 – Nov 9, 2014
SINGLE CHANNEL VIDEO + PAINTING | The Art Collector (2013) @ OK.Video 6th Jakarta International Video Festival organized by ruangrupa, Jakarta, Indonesia, September 5-15, 2013
MULTI CHANNEL VIDEO | Friendly Video Graffiti Project (2009-2011) @ The Saints of The New Age, Istanbul, Turkey, June 20, 2012
MULTI CHANNEL VIDEO | Friendly Video Graffiti Project (2009-2011) @ OK.Video 5th Jakarta International Video Festival organized by ruangrupa, Jakarta, Indonesia, October 6-17, 2011
SINGLE CHANNEL VIDEO | Friendly Video Graffiti Project (2009-2011) @ SMart Multimedia Arts Festival, Grand Rapids (MI) United States of America, April 4-8, 2011
INTERNET VIDEO | Banned Wikipedia Art Attempts to Intervene with Banned Airlines into Art Venues in Vienna (2009) @ Venice Biennial 2009 – Padiglione Internet, in the Wikipedia Art Project by artists Scott Kildall and Nathaniel Stern
Featured in the PUBlications
LC von Sukmeister. ‘OK.Video.’ In: Metropolis M, October 6, 2013.
Catriona Croft-Cusworth. ‘Art of Deception Unveiled at RuRu’s OK. Video Biennial.’ In: The Jakarta Globe, September 9, 2013.
OK Video MUSLIHAT 6th Jakarta International Video Festival 05 – 15 September 2013 Catalogue 2013, p. 60.
OK.Video FLESH 5th Jakarta International Video Festival 06 – 17 October 2011 Catalogue 2011, p. 117.