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|(Graphic Courtesy of the Fridge)|
Departing from the imagery that popularized the BORF campaign, Tsombikos analyzes the relationships between the tactics of power used for social control and the nihilistic tendencies and bitter hopelessness it instills in the peers of his good-for-nothing generation. This friction (manifested in the recent surge in riots and uprisings around the world) takes shape in “Potty-Trained at Gunpoint” in the form of appropriated surveillance cameras mounted on trophy plaques, complete with cut wires hanging like the mangled viscera of a hunted animal. As part of his “Still Life” series, Tsombikos will also show hand painted copies of certificates, urine sample orders, and travel permits from his 3-years’ experience with juridical surveillance, highlighting the logic and absurdity behind institutional life. A variety of other new work in an array of media will also be on display.