Location 56th Venice Biennale, Venice
DateMay 9 - November 22, 2015
For his series of collages New Reproductions (2013–15) the artist used the temporal montage techniques of film to combine images that oscillate between fiction and documentary. Using elements sourced solely from his own extensive archive, the material is enlarged, torn and layered, creating agglomerations of material that bring to mind decaying posters hastily pasted in public. Color test cards, slides and the outdated apparatus of film projection add to a sense of a conflict between analogue and digital, past and present. The images in the collages also overflow from the frame, becoming wallpapered directly to the gallery walls or, as exhibited at the 2015 Venice Biennale, attached to aluminum and MDF structures that stand like mysterious columns or rudimentary street furniture.