Directed by, Socrates Mitsios and Actually Huizenga
SOFTROCK III premiered this August at the 1:1 gallery in NYC, as part of a SOFTROCK solo show.
The video series brings the hyper-aesthetic bacchanalia of Flaming Creatures and Shelley Duvall's
Faerie Tale Theatre into the early 21st century. Their saturated, highly pixelated videos and elaborate layering
produce a haptic glamour. In the artists terms, this work attempt to: “present the ritual of relationships. But these relationships grow through increasingly ominous and chaotic sexual encounters. Pain is a constant threat, but it will always be offered to the viewer as decorative and fashionable entertainment, shamelessly pleasing to the eye.” Through a mixture of jagged cutting and melodic soundtrack SOFTROCK creates a distinct form of televisual-Rococo -- turning generations of media-saturated sex into an atmospheric synthesis.
To celebrate the premiere of SOFTROCK III, 1:1 transformed itself into an erotic chapel of sorts,
complete with red velvet pews and pale pink lighting.
text, Jarrett Earnest