Comenius Roethlisberger and Admir Jahic
Monday, 18 April 2011
Work from Without You Baby There Ain’t No Us.
“In an attempt to disrupt the haphazard collection of archived videos that YouTube has become, artist duo Comenius Roethlisberger and Admir Jahic transformed the visual (and virtual) language of “broadcasting” into a physical medium by producing drawings on heavy handmade paper and recreating virtual references by allowing elemental art materials to do what they do best and add to the confusion.
The resulting collection is both distressing and humorous in its ability to highlight our often vulgar predilections.
Two-dimensional depictions of YouTube drawings, have empowered the pen as an anonymous cultural ambassador.
Commissioned works have already been prepared on request for exhibitions and private collections in Kuwait, Paris, Hamburg and New York.
While this phenomenon has already and will continue to fascinate theorists and strategists of all sorts, for most users, it is a childlike, secure, fascinating (often voyeuristic) and absurdly informative trip. So much to learn, listen to and laugh about. Without You Baby, There Ain’t Know us, joins in this celebration and comments on it through commitment, time and naively stylized depictions of their favorite YouTube clips.” – Colette