Inspired by Quaintance’s personal experiences of “what happens when directed research goes awry”, the exhibition, featuring Kathleen Daniel, Gary Eastwood, JGM1138, Tony Law, John Lawrence, Eva & Franco Mattes, Sheldon Nadelman, Aura Satz and Michael Smith, uses the process of “losing oneself” in web browsing as a curatorial model.
Works are split between “archival histories” and “questionable realities”, with works like Eva & Franco Mattes’ constructed artist identity of Darko Maver and YouTube account holder JGM1138 to a retrospective collection of bar patron portraits by Nadelman.
All this from an hour-long, out of body experience activated by a stonewashed denim jacket with Nicholas Cage on it described as “pre owned: ‘looks good man'”.
See the Cell Project Space website for details. **