Navel-gazing; a self-mocking focus on an artist’s own life and practice; embracing identity politics; and a skeptical obsession with technology. This is the stuff of Your smarter than me. i don’t care. The exhibition draws from WCMA’s collection and features highlights from a recent major gift from software publisher and philanthropist Peter Norton including works by artists Nayland Blake, Tracey Emin, Nicole Eisenman, Richard Hawkins, Mike Kelley, and Cary “Candy Ass” Liebowitz.
This work is based on the climatic chase sequence from Evil Dead II. The artists re-enact the scene on a specially designed stage set. Each shot in the sequence is individually digitized. Custom computer software selects these clips at random, playing them back in a seamless but continuously variable way, changing the speed and direction of play. The images are projected at cinematic scale and the computer hardware is installed in a black briefcase, which forms part of the installation.