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Solo show: Laboratorio Saccardi - OK, computer! (over)

2 December 2006 until 10 January 2007
  Laboratorio Saccardi - OK, computer!
Laboratorio Saccardi
  Galerie van Gelder

Galerie van Gelder
Planciusstraat 9 / A
1013 MD Amsterdam
Netherlands (city map)

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Laboratorio Saccardi
, a collective of four young artists from Palermo in Italy, has created a flux of images with a biting humoristic undertone, here and there. Life has become fast and the everyday flood of information drags them along into a world of curser arrows, computer games, porno and their artist-collegues who are highly ranked in art sale charts. But how should they relate to this contineous change of internet possibilities, virusses, political parties, and of sex and big business scandals. Who is friend, who is enemy? In their paintings and ojects one detects that society is severely grabbed by its time and that Laboratorio Saccardi can't keep from attempting to put one's affairs in order. It is like swimming against the tide, but nevertheless their work is full of hope and optimism. Many things go wrong, hardly anything is right, everything should be different, but always with a good laugh. In the meantime traces are made in history and in their work there is always a glimmer of hope that Laboratorio Saccardi might be part of it one day.

Laboratorio Saccardi is a group of artists friends who work closely together, even if small paintings of 18 x 24 cm are made, for instance. A film is loosely made out of hand or plucked from internet by bits and pieces. The iPod as scultpture, the Podcast for their free art films, the game computer in their exhibitions or the digital camera for their PR, these are all usable.

In a happy manner not only society is critisized, but also they critisize themselves as artists. In this way on a canvas showing a computerscreen it is said that a file called war-lab.saccardi.mp3 is sent from "USA" to the "Rest of the world" and downloading this takes "40 years to the end of the process".

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