The show features four works of the Brooklyn-based artist’s larger iteration of the Flame Clock series begun in 2012, along with video, vinyl paintings and custom software that come together in intersecting themes that fall under the umbrella of the diet and its implications, as something where “what one consumes to achieve a desired effect: input becoming output”.
Bell-Smith, whose practice predates re-blog and meme culture with early social bookmarking site del.icio.us and the Nasty Nets surfing club, will also present ‘De-Employed_2016’,an update to the 2012 work ‘De-Employed’ that features an 18-second loop of movement and transition. It’s an apt response to the remit of a show dedicated to the regimented eating habits of diets “driven by trends” and constantly change.
Header image: Michael Bell-Smith, ‘Flames Clock (Left)’ (2016). Custom software. Courtesy Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles.
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