Photoshop Fight Club I
Mixed-Media Installation, 2018
Backbreaking work has not been abolished, but has been moved behind screens. Photoshop Fight Club is about the ambivalence of virtual work: improved physical conditions contradict increasing psychological pressure.
Photoshop Fight Club constitutes a place of refuge, a playground, a room for catharsis. It is inspired by surrealist techniques like automatic drawing, in which the artist suppresses conscious control over the creation process, allowing the subconsciousness to express itself.
The same techniques that cause stress and frustration in daily design work, such as scanning, drawing, layouting, serve to liberate one from psychological pressure.
Detaching them from rules and conventions, the design process surrenders to destruction and coincidence with all its rawness and imperfection.
Hier-sein. Menschsein. Fleischsein.
Digitally printed flags, alu dibond print, imprinted concrete panel, printed acrylic plate
Concept and Design: Hojin Kang
Print Gun Supervision: Push Standard and Anders Tatement