A normal day on the work floor of Paradise Truth inc. Three long-nailed corporate post-apocalyptic slaves are forced to perform ASMR shows in which they must expose iterations of exploitation within the capitalist system. A brief but extensive collaboration with Emirhan Akin, Carmen Dusmet Carrasco, Andrea González Garrán, Francisca Khamis Giacoman, Tali Liberman, Heleen Mineur, Nicolò Pellarin, Charlotte Rohde, Wouter Stroet, Fabian Tombers, Hanna Valle, Lucie de Bréchard, Rowena Buur, Miquel Hervás Gómez, Sascha Krischock, Samuli Saarinen, Andreas Trenker, Alex Walker and Karina Zavidova.
LEVI VAN GELDER (1995) — ARTIST/DESIGNER AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS +316(0)48839907 MA Design Sandberg Instituut (2020), BFA Product / Spatial Design HKU (2017)
Driven by visual storytelling, artistic research and pedagogic collaboration, I aim to unearth frictions between compounds of reality and fiction, representation and misrepresentation, and to tap into the dormant spaces of critical and whimsical play nestled inside others. By means of performative research, I sketch out a realm that ranges from provocative tropes within pop culture to history formation. Through quick-witted storytelling and critique, I create a (hyper)reality show of distorted nonhuman characters that question authenticity and reveal layers of depth in the superficial.