Spill » Forward review

Spill » Forward

The aesthetic and conceptual competence of the artistic responses to the environmental and human crises of the oil spills in Spill >> Forward make the case for art still being a relevant and capable answer to society’s need to make sense of unfolding events. Art can still provide a much-needed space for reflection, and Spill >> Forward creates just such a space in a very contemporary way. Continue…

Unleashed Devices at Watermans

… Andy Deck’s video ‘©-hold Control!’ unveils the usually hidden ASCII graphics, drawings made out of alphabet letters, contained in shared files. In the exhibition visitors can deliberately adjust the video stream’s flow with a knob as desired. On the net, however, peer-to-peer file sharing is not as free anymore, increasingly controlled either by laws or by the introduction of fees.

© - Hold Control

Andy Deck’s © – Hold Control

Spill » Forward reseña

En Afterpop, Eloy Fernández Porta investiga muchas derivas posmodernas. Hay implícitos estudios de género, contragénero, postcolonialismo, …, y aunque en menor extensión, también hay eco-arte. El autor afirma: “La dinámica consumista es una pulsión, tan económica como libidinal, que erotiza los objetos o aún nos convierte en ellos: nos consume. A los problemas filosóficos démosles respuestas toon […] Parafraseando la célebre idea lacaniana sobre las relaciones entre objeto y sujeto, cabría decir: ¿Ves esta lata en el supermercado? Ella te consume a ti”[1].

En la exposición Spill Forward celebrada en New York hemos dado respuestas toon, pero puesto que corremos el peligro de no ser tomados en serio, no tenemos más remedio que aparentar la alta cultura que esperan de nosotros.
¿Les parece poco importante el derrame descontrolado de petróleo por una explotación privada que perjudica directa y de modo inmediato el bien común? Más…

The Surge Cycle

Surge Cycle

Surge Cycle is the second in a series begun in 2002 by artist Andy Deck. The first installment, Hypno Techno, evoked the powerlessness of the public to dissuade the U.S. government from embarking on an era of preemptive invasions. Surge Cycle takes aim at the dubious claims of progress being made by those who advance invasion and military occupation as solutions for evil. In both cases the gestures of the animated figures suggest a frantic miscommunication – warnings and messages going unheeded.

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Aquanode 2006


This website documents Aquanode ‘06 events in western Turkey, near Bodrum. It features photographs and audio from the August, 2006 art events at the site of the ancient city of Myndos, now sunken below sea level. Transnational Temps traveled to this sea-level challenged city to find out what people are thinking about global environmental change.

Originally by Deck from Artcontext Wire on December 2, 2006, 1:12pm