~FEAR EATS THE SOUL/THEM BE FIGHTING WORDS . . .
FILE UNDER: RIRKRIT GIVES NEW MEANING TO: YOU ARE – WHAT YOU EAT ??!!
OR: DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME – IF YOU LIVE IN LIBYA, CHINA . . . ARIZONA ?
IN HIS T-SHIRT SHOP – WHAT YOU WEAR – IS WHAT YOU THINK. AND THOSE ARE – FIGHTING WORDS.
IT’S NOT SO MUCH A CLOTHING SHOP – AS A WALKING TABLOID – A PRINTING PRESS DISSEMINATING REVOLUTIONARY THOUGHT.
WHAT THEY USED TO CALL – A BROADSHEET.
WHEN THE CHIPS ARE DOWN & RESOURCES ARE SCARCE – THE T-SHIRT – IS A GOOD USE OF MATERIAL – JUST BETTER MAKE SURE – THE SOCIETY WHOSE DAYS ARE NUMBERED – HAS FREEDOM OF SPEECH . . . AND A SENSE OF HUMOR.
JUST IMAGINE IF THE CONCEPT OF A SLOGAN-PRINTED T-SHIRT – EXISTED in 1776 . . .
THAT’D BE SO FUNNY – TO SEE GEO. WASHINGTON IN A T-SHIRT – THAT PROCLAIMED: ‘OUT WITH THE BRITS’ !!
FEAR EATS THE SOUL – HOT OFF THE PRESS !!
not to mention – its also nice to see a real live artisan – at work . . . and, on an ancient form of mass communication, to boot.
silkscreen printing first surfaced in CHINA’S – SONG DYNASTY (960-1279AD).
and yes. when the power grid goes down – the old ways will re-surface.
who knew. the beauty of plywood. and the make-shift – sink . . .
the triumph of the white-wall break-down . . . not to mention that incredible plywood – golden hue.
ironically so suited for – the digital camera era.
oh, what a low-rent material – can do – when processed through the hands of a real artist.
on the left, RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA rests against his de-constructionist cube. yeah. gimme more of that big box take-down . . .
gallery shake-down. global shake-down. mind-set shake-down.
c’mon world get over – the ‘get-over’. the greed. the reign by terror . . . downscale and survival – is where it’s at.
MORE PIX FROM THE OPENING – ‘FEAR EATS SOUL’ – RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA – GAVIN BROWN’S enterprise – MARCH 5, 2011.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
UP-DATE: FRI MARCH 25, 2011 – 1:08 PM
p.s. I heard on the grapevine that RIRKRIT will be at the installation – serving up Chicken Soup in person. tomorrow Sat March 26.
I would bet on the late afternoon, as the best window of time to catch him.
yeah, I’m agonna try to catch him after the ENGER MEMORIAL – ask him a few qusstiosn, you bet !!