MELANCHOLY MAARET (Fr), All the dead actresses..., 2014

ALL THE DEAD ACTRESSES RECITE THE WESTERN CANON FOR ROBERT PALMER ON A 1982 HOMEMADE VHS, is a sound-art and video installation examining presentational versus representational art, the death knell of liberal arts and the Western Canon, educational humanism, and art in a time of democratized homemade entertainment.
The work is also an examination of fetishistic scopophilia of woman as muse, of the sublime yet ersatz eroticism of the male gaze in canonical art and literature, and of the 1980s nadir of music videos/amateur porn.
Who are we as a collective consumer culture, as artists and humanities professionals, after we supplant knowledge and imitation of historical art and culture with a presentation of the instantaneous and technology-based mirror?

Adrian Regnier
Albino Guimarães
Alejandro Thornton
Alessandra Armenise
Alice Haraway
Anna Baranska
Anna Nat
Azul Petroleo
Christoph Oertli
Clara Aparicio Yoldi
Diego Fiori
Francesca Finni
Franck Perrot
François Knoetze
Iria Arriaga
Jacek Doroszenko
Jacob J. Podber
Janneke Meekes
Jennida Chase
Justin Lincoln
Konstantinos Rizos
La Intrusa
Lauren Franklin
Lea Vidakovic
Marcello Sahea
Margarita Novikova
Mark Tholander
Martin Smatena
Max Paskine
Melancholy Maaret
Michael Gaddini
Mike Celona
Minkyung Choi
Mike Peterson
Nicole Romanitan
Rita Ruivo
Salvatore Insana
Sangjun Yoo
Sarah Jansen
Silvia Degennaro
Tessa Garland
Tiziano Bellomi