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Decadent Eclipse

  • Decadent Eclipse, installation, KK Projects, New Orleans, LA, 2009
  • Decadent Eclipse, installation, KK Projects, New Orleans, LA, 2009
  • Decadent Eclipse, installation, KK Projects, New Orleans, LA, 2009
  • Decadent Eclipse, installation, KK Projects, New Orleans, LA, 2009
  • Decadent Eclipse, installation, KK Projects, New Orleans, LA, 2009
  • Decadent Eclipse, installation, KK Projects, New Orleans, LA, 2009
  • Decadent Eclipse, installation, KK Projects, New Orleans, LA, 2009
  • Decadent Eclipse, installation, KK Projects, New Orleans, LA, 2009

Inkjet print on canvas, mattress, tread, wooden blocks, 205 x 142 x 25 cm, 2009

Photography: Angel Kocev Design: Asen Iliev

A combination of large-scale photographic print and found object, this installation focuses on the idea of cross-cultural pollution. Borrowing elements from both traditional Bulgarian and popular global cultures, the image depicts a domestic scene gone sour: a woman (the artist herself) and her children are simultaneously eclipsed by the detritus of western overabundance and crushed by the weight of their own culture’s traditions.

Decadent Eclipse was a show at KK Projects, New Orleans, LA (2009).

DECADENT ECLIPSE

Joro De Boro

Michael Burkard

Daniela Kostova

Sarah McCoubrey

Andrew Mount

Marion Wilson

Curated by Natalia Mount

“Decadence Eclipse” is a site-specific project about our human, material, capital and cultural excesses. Excesses are most often thought of in disparaging and negative terms, mainly because of the contemporary reading of the term waste, which is seen as an endgame. The exhibition “Decadent Eclipse” explores the view that waste is a powerful generative engine, able to eclipse the predominant system.

In addition to the installations, video, projections, audio works, paintings, sculpture, photography, poetry, drawings, and digital and performance art on view during the “Decadent Eclipse” exhibition, there will be several events that will serve as an embedded narrative, an exhibition within the exhibition. These events are called the “Chapter Book Events” and they will be for the audience a point of entry into the artists’ processes and works. Audience will be able to engage in the ideas represented in the “Decadent Eclipse” exhibition.

October 2/ 9 pm - 2 am Opening Reception for “Decadent Eclipse” exhibition

“Chapter Book Events” Schedule October 2, 9 pm – 2 am

The Art History Lesson (Marion Wilson & Sarah McCoubrey) Psycho-magical performance for wii, bluetooth, saranwrap and garbage by Joro De Boro Image Bank Collective Post-national booty bass music: etnoteck vs. monoculture – DJ Party with Joro Boro

All welcome, bring champagne!

***“Decadent Eclipse” exhibition is organized to coincide with and reflect upon some of the topics, part of the Imagining America Annual National Conference which will take place in New Orleans this year and will run from Oct. 1 – Oct. 3 2009. Imagining America is a national consortium of colleges and universities committed to public scholarship in the arts, humanities, and design. Public scholarship joins serious intellectual endeavor with a commitment to public practice and public consequence. Imagining America Annual National Conferences are crucial to the work that Imagining America does. These events allow public scholars in the cultural disciplines to form a network, to share best practices, to visit project sites, and to gain inspiration and motivation for their work. The conferences take place in a workshop format.