shrinking.criticism

2009, 16:30 min, color, sound, HD video

Cokes writes, "One of the central ideas connecting my recent work is the view that working across multiple media is a strategy that can allow one to re-play and question the systemic features of cultural production under global capital. In 2008 I began to collaborate on a video / performance project examining art criticism for the event series Our Literal Speed. shrinking.criticism quotes extensively from an article, 'The Decline and Fall of Art Criticism,' by the British writer Julian Stallabrass, who argues cogently against the conflations of art, advertising, and business seen in the global art worlds of the last three decades. I thought a detour into the heavy dubstep sounds of Kromestar was required to make the critique of art practices and their capitalist context impact and resonate differently for viewers."

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