Any Body Suspended in Space Will Remain in Space Until Made Aware of its Situation
“Without this momentary openness when you don’t know who is in power, I mean chaos in this sense where those in power are really well in a situation where ... in Tom & Jerry cartoons you have often a scene where a cat walks ... over the precipice and (has) nothing beneath its feet but it doesn’t yet fall down. When it looks down and sees that it has no ground under its feet, it falls down. Those in power must find themselves in such a situation before they can fall down.”
'Any Body Suspended in Space Will Remain in Space Until Made Aware of its Situation' is a series of sculptures based on animation frames known as ‘smears’: brief moments in which supposedly innocent or pure cultural icons are distorted and deformed, unexpected and at times grotesque, yet still equally real and true representations of said characters.
In a year marked by a myriad of high profile sexual assault scandals and celebrity suicides, this material seems all the more potent. There are moments in which Bugs Bunny has six eyes and fourteen teeth, in the same way there are moments in which someone as culturally beloved as Morgan Freeman behaves in an extremely disturbing and predatory way.