Sunday, May 2, 2010

Adam Cruces

Adam Cruces

Work from his YouTube Channel.

Cruces' oeuvre contains some hilariously self-reflexive videos that are a great snapshot of current trends in contemporary video/net art. His works are referential to many of his contemporaries, the most notable of which is Constant Dullaart. His video of Mary Lou Retton recalls Dullaart's Stabilized Earthquake or the more recent YouTube phenomenon here. I am still puzzling out what the appeal of his work is, beyond the comfort of nostalgia and the feeling of inclusion that awareness of his references provides. Quite possibly, it is because his practice is highly referential to the internet phenomena and technological applications that I engage with on a daily basis.

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