by OK YEAH COOL GREAT Artist Collective
Exhibition opens on Thursday 5 April 6-8pm at Failspace Gaffa Gallery
Exhibition runs from Thursday 5 to Tuesday 17 April
In brat pack, OK YEAH COOL GREAT explores the effect of geometric blocks of colour and translucent overlays as they are applied to film stills.
Extending upon past ‘ready made’ work, OK YEAH COOL GREAT have appropriated the aesthetics from an era of film that was defined by a homogenised visual landscape and a recurring collective of actors. Using stills from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), Less Than Zero (1987), St. Elmo’s Fire (1985), and The Breakfast Club (1985), they aim to claim this aesthetic as their own.
Interested in exploring the limits of the photographic and cinematic referent, OK YEAH COOL GREAT apply interruptions on the surface of these images as a way of shifting the control within the photographic frame from the index to the aesthetic ether. More specifically, in brat pack, these aesthetic interruptions occur on the physical image, rather than within the digital space, as in previous works. This physicality creates an exchange with the viewer as the image space extends into the third dimension.