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KREPPA BABIES, 2010<br />video installation<br />five screen rear, projection video-audio<br />27'38''</p>
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<p>This video installation goes beyond the scope of the traditional art video and may be considered a 'documentary' that tackles several important civil and social themes, such as the utopian ideal and its relative failure, whilst highlighting the emotional and aesthetic aspects of life and the world those elements which, according to the artists, a work of art can never be without.<br />The result is a moving portrayal of life in Iceland, where aspects of both an anthropological and a folkloristic nature are condensed: the illusion of affluence spread at all levels of society, myths and pantheistic faith, and the ancestral customs of a community imbued with a strong sense of identity and belonging. All this forms the cultural and economic back-drop for a whole generation of Kreppa Babies, literally the 'children of the crisis', taking their first steps on a terrain that has become inhospitable and treacherous due to the recent socio-economic upheaval worldwide.The Kreppa Babies are the clearest manifestation of a historical nemesis: where the crimes of the fathers – guilty of having wholeheartedly adhered to the western capitalistic system and having passively succumbed to the magnetic lure of the United States – must inexorably be paid for by their children.</p>
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KREPPA BABIES, 2010
video installation
five screen rear, projection video-audio
27'38''

 

This video installation goes beyond the scope of the traditional art video and may be considered a 'documentary' that tackles several important civil and social themes, such as the utopian ideal and its relative failure, whilst highlighting the emotional and aesthetic aspects of life and the world those elements which, according to the artists, a work of art can never be without.
The result is a moving portrayal of life in Iceland, where aspects of both an anthropological and a folkloristic nature are condensed: the illusion of affluence spread at all levels of society, myths and pantheistic faith, and the ancestral customs of a community imbued with a strong sense of identity and belonging. All this forms the cultural and economic back-drop for a whole generation of Kreppa Babies, literally the 'children of the crisis', taking their first steps on a terrain that has become inhospitable and treacherous due to the recent socio-economic upheaval worldwide.The Kreppa Babies are the clearest manifestation of a historical nemesis: where the crimes of the fathers – guilty of having wholeheartedly adhered to the western capitalistic system and having passively succumbed to the magnetic lure of the United States – must inexorably be paid for by their children.


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Masbedo are a duo of award winning multimedia artists. Mixing their surnames and their different backgrounds, Nicolò MASazza and Jacopo BEDOgni have surfed the wave of success since 1999. Creating conceptual videos and photography not only galleries, they impose their strong aesthetic, on a variety of genres such as reading, performance, theatre and ballet. Caravaggio's lights mixed with an expressionism approach, film plots appear as ''Bret Easton Ellis reinventing Cesare Pavese'' (Italian cult big writer), with each short leaving the viewer as if they've had ''a punch to the stomach''.
Nihilism, questions without answers, and one's daily obsessions. Under the beauty of their suggestive aesthetic however there's a more ''a devastating contamination hidden under its plastic beauty''.