Alien Invader Super Baby, Synchromaterialsm (VI)
Freek Lomme (Ed.)
The conceptual / internet based artist, Jim Ricks’s synchronic sequence of popular images or objects rests, on opportunities to visually connect politics and/or aesthetics and/or history and/or philosophy together. In Ricks’s world images explode, reloading their meaning and impact by mere association; a smiling pineapple ends up inside a hand grenade, the hand grenade ends up in the hand of the young boy in the iconic Diane Arbus photograph which leads into a conversation about photography. This dance of culturally charged imagery does not stop until the last page of the book. Far from a traditional exhibition, document Alien Invader branches out to be all forms a book can be. It includes collaborations, footnotes as inserts and explorations in print along with a sticker, newspaper, leaflet, cook book, coloring, bookmark, and a book within the book with a text by art and design critic Max Bruinsma, describing the Synchromaterialist approach. It’s a riot of infomration! Ricks is American born but now lives in Ireland. He has a devout following constantly tracking both his public installations and voluminous web postings.
6 x 8 ½ in. / 136 pp / Extensive b&w and color
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