coke & popcorn: the image and the series Confined to a concrete ocean, I am compelled to visit you, concerned that if I stop, you will cease to exist.
coke & popcorn is an ongoing body of work shot on an iPhone camera using an application that replicates specific vintage film stocks and technical settings. A selection of works from the series coke & popcorn was first shown at The Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2nd July – 24 October 2016 in the group show ‘Ridiculous Sublime’ curated by Lucy Hammond.
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The title coke & popcorn directly references the file sharing platform that allows viewers to illegally source films and television series. Often these files are corrupted, glitchy even, but we watch, we download accepting their defects. It is also a comment on what is still deemed entertainment and the speed at which we approach certain annihilation in this age of Anthropocene.