Last Riot


12 October 2007

Single-channel HD video. 26’ 30”. Courtesy: the artists; MAM Moscow; Triumph Gallery, Moscow; Claire Oliver Gallery, New York.

Last Riot, a photo-realistic yet simulated synthetic world seamlessly fuses political and economic conflict and the language of advertising. The artists describe this mutated world as a paradise frozen in time where the past coexists with the future, a paradise populated by sexless inhabitants that seem closer to angels than humans. Using the media language of the 21st century, from product placement to computer- generated imagery, AES+F stage a “last riot” where all are fighting against all in a world that celebrates the end of ideology, history and ethics.