Revel in Your Time
It’s an honor to be included in Revel in Your Time at Small Projects in Tromsø, Norway alongside a group of SUPER STELLAR artists, including a squad of awesome Durden and Ray cohorts! Sincere thanks Ty Pownall, Jet, & Small Projects!
Tribu, aluminum print, 16x20in., 2022, Ismael Brito de Anda III
@smallprojectstromso Durden and Ray
Blade Runner was my father’s favorite movie. The movie came out in 1982, the year I was born. My dad died when he was 68, as did his father. I was 34 when my dad passed. I did the math – halfway there. Life’s short. Make … something. Make peace. Make love. Make art. But what kind of art: art that will pass quickly and say something about the here and now or work that will be timeless and stand as a marker that you indeed were alive?
Some of the artists in Revel in Your Time make work that might not last the run of this show. They harness the power of the ephemeral, confronting and displaying the passing of the present moment. Their work pins us down to the immediate and leaves only breadcrumbs of its existence in its absence. Others in the exhibition make durable artifacts that will tell our stories for generations to come – reminding those future witnesses that this was a hell of a time to be alive. The exhibition is a celebration that, like the androids, we know this doesn’t last forever. It fades, as the character Roy Batty says, “like tears in rain” – and we’re all the better for it.
Sopaipillas, Panqueques, Asaderos y Viboras, aluminum print, 16x20in., 2022, Ismael Brito de Anda III
Gathering Resonance, video still, 2022, Ismael Brito de Anda III