Admir Jahic (1975) & Comenius Roethlisberger (1971)
Scope Miami art-fair, with Black Square Gallery, Miami, USA
Scope New York art -fair, NY, USA
"SCOPE" art-fair, basel, invited by scope as specialproject, basel, switzerland
"CUTLOG" art-fair, paris, france
In the end of June 2009, the following newsflash went through the European media: according to a British auction house, an anonym Swiss collector purchased an eraser from Diana's school days for a proud 530 pounds. The massive rubber block could easily be divided in ten normal size rubbers. On its surface the letters "For Big Mistakes"are displayed. As part of the nature of a schoolgirl's rubber, it is decorated with personal inscriptions as "D. Spencer", "Diana" or "help". Other than assumed, the buyer was not a hunter for devotional objects. The successful purchase is the newest coup of the artist duo Admir Jahic and Comenius Roethlisberger.
In an attempt to disrupt the haphazard collection of archieved videos that Youtube has become, the artist duo Comenius Roethlisberger and Admir Jahic transformed the visual (virtual) language of "broadcasting" back into physicality by producing illustrations on a heavy handmade paper from virtual references with elemental art materials to do what they do best, that is, add to the confusion.
In each drawing, the artists have rendered a freeze-frame, complete with video title, user ratings and number of views. The resulting collection is both distressing and humorous in its ability to highlight our often vulgar predilections.
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