Sam Hutchinson, Two Thousand and Nineteen *84, 2019
‘Two Thousand and Nineteen *84’ is both satirical and cathartic, a submission to the surreal and a reimagining of ‘the best of a bad situation’. Surrounded by visceral stimulation, an oversensitivity to surroundings developing too fast; barriers both mentally and physically are frequently dominating how physical space is accessible for the masses. There is an insensitivity to the human condition, forever within restraint, and hierarchy that turns one against another; utopias are imagined, but only within means.
Are you really happy? Maybe thats the wrong question to ask.
What is the definition of something which doesn’t exist [typed into google], it said ‘existing only within possibility, not actuality’. The digital realm, an ever developing tide of information, is reduced instantly to nothingness, outdated form and shape- hyperreality and shells of something superior. Objects and materials of superficial value, art world tropes and motifs of the ordinary, re-homed where they were found.
Red brick, northern terraced housing. Primary colour. Minimalism. Too expensive. Grinning and bearing it. On, off, on. Several forms of communication, all day, every day. Constantly adding to the masses of redundant information and technology. Everything is ok and you’re doing just fine. The sky is blue and you have a job. You’re part of society.
Mike Vos, Take a Shortcut Through the Graveyard Tonight, 2019
Shot on “damaged” Polaroid film during Mischief Night in Providence, Rhode Island and All Hallows’ Eve in Salem, Massachusetts.
8” x 8” saddle stitched booklet, 32 pages
hand numbered and limited to 31