Maureen Paley

Seb Patane

06 Sep - 04 Oct 2006

Kollapsing New People (detail)
2 inkjet prints on paper, record sleeve, framed digital c-type print, inkjet print on canvas, digital c-type print, wood, MDF, speakers, sound
dimensions variable
Werner H. und Michael S.
pressed flowers on printed paper
21 x 28 cm - 8 1/4 x 11 inches
In his new series of works Patane prolongs his ongoing interest and research into ideas of the collected object and of sound, extended narrative and aspects of performance seen as a metaphor for different levels of human achievement. The new wall-based and three dimensional works in the lower gallery employ an array of different assembled images, from esoteric band’s record covers to old theatre posters to cult books and period magazine photographs.

The installation in the upstairs gallery meanwhile extends Patane’s interest in sound, combining ideas of experimental industrial music, through the use of a new original sound piece, with the visual iconography of street rioting and protest. A loose reference to the Italian Futurist Luigi Russolo’s ‘noise machine’ is paired with an attraction to the avant-garde idea of noise as innovative musical sound and offered as a concept of active/passive dissent and rebellion. This becomes symbolic in expressing contrasting ideas of conquest and failure.

Tags: Seb Patane, Luigi Russolo