Author/s: Organik Research Group- K. Allerslev, L. Smith, M. Weber, C.K. Wilde
Size: 8.5" X 10"
Page #: 48 pages
Binding: C.K. Wilde
Media: Acrylic paint and markers, ink jet printing, Japanese black ink, various other inks, graphite dust painting, turmeric pigment, walnut ink, zylene ink transfer, wax and graphite rubbing from various implements.
Contradiction is concerned with objects of manipulation and the territory between the actual subject and the constructed mythology of that object. Like the stomachs of cows bloated with gas due to their consumption of tons of corn that their digestive systems were not designed to metabolize, Americans are stuffed with propaganda and advertising, hot air that only produces bullshit, gas and global warming.
Nameless assassinated freedom fighters and fashion models peer through the ubiquitous presence of corn and laboratory mice/rats (these are two organisms that are routinely genetically manipulated for research and technology) while Weber's self-righteous hipster-street-punk about personal celebrity rant flows from page to page. Colliding unpopular and popular culture Contradiction mixes text and image in an uncomfortable relationship that interrogates celebrity, anonymity while pouring high fructose corn syrup over the whole mess.
Locations of outdoor material and matrix samplings:
I-Ching wheel from the traditional Chinese Book of Changes, created by artist Chusien Chang, at the Los Angeles: Chinatown Train Station.