When speaking of the future, the positivity of progress is commonly the basis of a utopian impulse. Ito's new sculptures and explore futurity and progress through the emotive energy induced by promises of vanity, success and joviality within corpor as façades of function in the production of everyday life.
For Cloud Nine, Ito provides an arid atmosphere of manufactured materials and modularity. Inhabitancy is alluded to withou comfort, as Ito’s installation is an amalgamation of a domestic proposal, production line, and advertisement. Iron powder set of the walls while furniture hosts plastic meals, surrounded by landscape dioramas and advertisements for a critical future. negative, these critical futures and absent spaces hope to stimulate a utopian imagination; the imagination of a radical diffe failure in order to contemplate the limits of the familiar world.
Contribution by Domenico de Chirico.
Alex Ito - Cloud Nine
The Still House Group, October 9 - November 6