Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Isolation Room/Gallery Kit: Friday, 11 January 2013

Christopher Chiappa: Hermit Crab
January 11 - February 8, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2013

What can we say about Christopher Chiappa’s Hermit Crab, 2010? Let’s put it this way, Isolation Room has been assured, by its legal eagles that no Hermit Crabs were harmed during the production of the 54-minute long video. That disclaimer aside, this God-like production, shot with a 16 mm camera on the roof of the artist’s studio, has an element of cultural sadism that we thoroughly enjoy anyway. The thing that caught our eye however, revolved around the cooperation that the crabs display as they attempt to make their escape from the TLC of the artist. They look like the pet shop version of the Rockette’s squeezed through Hieronymus Bosch’s hot glue gun. If you don’t believe this press release come and see the dance.

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