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Chewing gum at the Drive-in

featuring : FIREWORKS ! POPCORN, DRIVE-IN-RY, JUJU “IN” Boxes, MATCHSTIX, REEL LOVE, S.O.S., XOXOX, EYESAW & Other B-Sides.

7-18 December, 2012
Previewing Friday 7th December 5-10pm
@ The INTERMISSION Gallery.

Chewing gum at the Drive-in is not a blank white minimalist exhibition,
You can think about it, but it’s not conceptual by nature
It’s not an exhibition about Drive-ins… although there is some documentary evidence.
It’s not even just an exhibition.

Chewing gum at the Drive-in is an absent minded rumination.
It’s a eulogy, a homage and vigil in celebration of the entrepreneurial DIY “it’s analogue, I can figure it out” spirit.
It’s as grave as tombstones but it’s also the flowers lovingly rested on them

Presented as a mood board where the mood is a bi-polar cocktail ranging from utterly depressed to quizzical and playful – It’s a horror movie and a love story rolled into one.

I call it a mixed media collection in four acts & other B-sides :

FIREWORKS !
Because the end of the world would not be the same without them, FIREWORKS! are about burning and wanting to burn. They consolidate issues of sacrifice and letting go, a spontaneous eruption to desecrate, to take it all away, to see what’s left, to extinguish, to ultimately make room for regeneration and growth.

MATCHSTIX
Kindling for greater things. An open sketch book of ideas and doodles.

DRIVE-IN-RY
South African flavoured Drive-in anecdotes :
It can hardly be argued that Drive-ins are all-American, but here in South Africa, and only a couple of decades later, we were experiencing our own special brand of Drive-in; complete with frosted fibreglass ice cream cones, bus-blowing-up opening nights and 2m high dividing walls.

featuring : REEL LOVE
8 & 16mm screenings from back when Batman wore tights.

STAD / CITY : TO LET / FOR SALE
Conceived within the context of, and allied to, the promotion and current rejuvenation of the Johannesburg inner city.
STAD / CITY : TO LET / FOR SALE is the changing face of the Johannesburg CBD (2003-2010) as witnessed and photographed by artist in residence, Alastair Mclachlan from the INTERMISSION gallery.

& Other B-sides

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