Founding members of the You Blew It Up! collective, Peter Humphrey (music producer) and Eliot Jones (artist), have created a provocative and mind-bending new collaboration, altOrgy0.1. A combination of sound, video art and ‘product placement’ sculpture, You Blew It Up! invites you to join them as a voyeur as they magnify and amplify pop culture values.
Inspired by Second Life, ‘the largest ever 3D virtual world created entirely by its users’, the duo have taken the in-game phenomena of the ‘alt orgy’ as a metaphor and a model for distilling everyday media images into their most condensed form. The effect is an overwhelming orgy of experience that is hard to look at but equally hard to look away from.
altOrgy0.1 delves into some of the paradoxes of contemporary culture; a culture that draws power from forbidden experiences whilst declaring nothing forbidden, that uses the most advanced technology to exploit our most primitive desires and that plays the message of liberation on endless repeat.
For a taster of what to expect watch the trailer HERE
It’s powdered pop: just add nauseum.
Hotel Elephant Gallery,
Units A&B behind 40-42 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6DR
You Blew It Up
You Blew It Up! was born during a 500 mile walk across Spain. It is a collective of artists, musicians and writers, united by a commitment to creating work that goes beyond ‘making it’ or becoming commercially viable (we should be so lucky). You Blew It Up! wants to make good things: informed, effective, original and fun.