when we were little we used to get presents in dads socks
Bunny Rogers interviewed by Brad Troemel
'I’ve heard teenagers are so angsty and moody (among other reasons) is that they’re unknowingly mourning the death of their childhood’s naivity and innocence. This transformation and reflection seems central to your work, as you have created memorial-like objects in reverie of your parents and perform sexualized acts in an almost exploratory way– slowly prodding through make out sessions, for example. Is this a correct assumption, to say your work is in some way a reflection on pubescent shifts'
I’d already heard Hannah Sawtell talk a bit at the Jarman awards but her talk at Chelsea was really great. I liked what she said about the images that she sources online now being less porous than they used to be, she talked about ‘objects that hold the language of labour’ and about having her images printed like commercial posters - blue back, where the image is printed blue on the other side in order to stop images underneath it showing through. She said her works act intentionally as ‘proposals’ which she ‘deploys’ and how she found her own touch and hand important as her work combines manual and digital labour. A comment about how a screen shot is just like a photo gave a sort of glimpse into her perspective on making online and the subjectivities of internet production, the internet, she said, is like a globalised shop with zones of cultural fetishes, that it isn’t a perfect communist space like some may assume, but just a space like any other. She works her art like she djs, mixing, remixing, questioning how the virtual is policed and how we should deal with being watched, her stance being very politically engaged noting that it is just another zone of global socioeconomics. The sound work links seamlessly with images, all with a focus on physical density - objects coming together and a definite ‘spatial, visual language’!