Events | Exhibition: Max Göran "Assholes Live Forever"

Los Angeles | September 12, 2019 – October 19, 2019

A scaffold supports a projector, a projector-screen, and a flat-screen TV, a bench is provided for you to sit on as you watch the two videos and listen to their soundtracks. One is about twenty minutes long, and the other is ten minutes; they play contiguously, creating novel overlaps each time round. The footage was all filmed over the course of three months in 2019, in and around Los Angeles.

Initially invited to stay at Villa Aurora, under the auspices of Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, the artist then moved in with a friend and Tiffany the Scabies Cat in Lincoln Heights. He put ads on Craigslist, and met more LA residents who were willing to participate in his filming, either as protagonists or interviewees, or sometimes both.

Different textures of freedom might be found on the periphery of the city. This could be the physical periphery, as with dirt bikers who appear in the film, or the social periphery, where the furry subculture exists. Other kinds of animals also inhabit these spaces - hares, racoons, cats, foxes- and their animal freedoms are sometimes cut short by humans, sometimes protected by them. The object of pity becomes a possible vessel for feelings by proxy.


On view at Jenny's


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