The official debut of the Cardboard and Computers multimedia project at Lot23 was the first major exhibition of new Weston Frizzell work since Blockbusters (Saatchi and Saatchi gallery 2012).The exhibition showcased 22 new paintings, a selection of recent edition works, and the Cardboard and Computers “The Best Ones” Art / Music package .A 3 colour limited edition screenprint “BESTBITS” in two colourways /editions 0f 100 each, with accompanying 12″ vinyl record tin a special cover package.
“Factory” Silver /Black/White
“Candy” Pink/Black/White Ltd
Otis Frizzell – Lead Vocal & Idea Thief
Mike Weston – Programming Edit and Mix
Tom Ludvigson – Video and Sound Synthesis
Special guest contributions from international drummer/percussionist Tony Escapa, taking a break from his day job touring with the Ricky Martin band. Evan Short, of Concord Dawn contributes lead guitar, and USA turntablist legend scratchmaster Freddy Fresh delivers a slamming electro breaks remix.
Besides producing and engineering TheBestOnes, as with all Weston Frizzell productions, Mike Weston keeps things on track at The Area, co-ordinating painting, music and video production .
Otis Frizzell’s graphic history includes graffiti art, tattoos, graphic design, screen printing and painting, and these disciplines combine to make him the ‘illustrating hand’ of C&C. A rapper in his former life, he was thus the best choice to voice the Robot rap in the song ‘TheBestOnes’ the trio produced for the project, Out of the lyrical content developed for the rap es, a graphic vocabulary of 8 bit ICONS was born, and became the subject for the next Weston Frizzell painting series, Otis taking charge of the precise drafting and Mike bringing his own mastery of paint science and intuitive feel for improvised destruction, giving each work it’s own unique fusions of patina and finish-frrom slick, hi-shine polish to antique, alleyway distressing.
Tom Ludvigson is a polymath in the true sense of the word. In 40+ years of work as a composer, performer, and producer of images and music he has explored most dimensions of audio visual art. Ludvigson designs virtual mathematical sculptures and environments .In Cardboard and Computers Tom Ludvigson applies digital technology to the creation synthesized sound and moving image. He has an extensive track record in electronic music of many genres. A long term collaborator with Mike Weston their recent output includes video for international techno artist Dave Angel and Detroit techno legend Derrick Mays Transmat label. Initially lending his electronic music mastery to the production of TheBestOnes, the evolving visual vocabulary also fed perfectly into Ludvigsons experimental approach to video synthesis.
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