2014. video (color, sound), media player, screen or projector, 13 min loop. Music by Evan Samek & Johnny Fantastic
Alien Fanfare depicts an otherworldly visitation. There is an arresting dissonance of Baroque architecture and flesh in the “alien spaceships” – almost as if they are the result of a scientific experiment gone wrong. Albrecht Dürer’s 16th century woodcut of a triumphal arch is satirically re-imagined as an ostentatious modern hotel. The work is series of uncanny conflations; modern and historic architectures of wealth, mythology and consumer culture, flesh and synthetic.