Lot 50: virocode

No Plan For The Future
#rainbowsprinkles #twistofthemist #internationalincident #sliponthewrist

Inkjet print
16 x 16 inches
Series: No Plan for the Future
Signed verso pencil
Courtesy of the artist
Fair Market Value

BIO: virocode is a collaborative effort of Peter D’Auria and Andrea Mancuso, who began working together during undergraduate studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo, studying with Marion Faller, Paul Sharits and Tony Conrad. It has exhibited photography, video, installation and digital art throughout the United States and Europe including: The Museum of Modern Art (New York City); Artist Television Access, Artspace (San Francisco); Impakt Festival, the European Media Art Festival in Osnabruck, and at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Burchfield Penney Art Center, CEPA Gallery, Squeaky Wheel and Hallwalls (Buffalo). Peter D’Auria received a BA in Art and MA in Pathology from the State University of New York, and a Physician Assistant Degree from Daemen College. His clinical practice is in the Buffalo area, and he is an adjunct Physician Assistant instructor at Daemen College. Andrea Mancuso received her PhD in Visual Studies, and her MFA in Performance/New Genre from the San Francisco Art Institute, where she studied and worked with Doug Hall, Margaret Crane, John Winet, Kathy Acker and Tony Labat.

STATEMENT: The images here are an intersection of events, transitions of form, evolution, destruction, and origins. The slowly unfolding accident that we are in the midst of is a cold, incalculable lunacy, which can yield the sweetest of punchlines. Photography memorializes the moment, recycling the punchline of a memory in a melancholic feedback loop. No Plan For The Future infiltrates the screen-time that consumes our connection between experience, recognition, and reflection by interrupting the amnesia perpetuated by the photographic-based social media platform Instagram. No Plan For The Future is a resistance to a collective memory loss, using everyday accidents as decisive action to elicit a contemplative reaction. The photographs of mishaps present the potential of small tragedies as reminders to us of what we have always known, that the future is uncertain (and planning is a necessity).

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