Shrek Tells All

"Shrek Tells All" is a series of performative lectures. The audience is guided through a linear and partially improvised powerpoint lecture on various current interests. Many digital characters exist singularly for the accumulation of capital. By performing Shrek, and sometimes others, I am inverting branded characters' and mascots' relationships to their audiences.

2016, element from the performance lecture series "Shrek Tells All"; photo by Fei Lee, makeup by   Michael McGuire

2016, element from the performance lecture series "Shrek Tells All"; photo by Fei Lee, makeup by Michael McGuire

2016, various accompanying slides from "Shrek Tells All"

Tedx_Shrek

The world around you is mapped in pixels. In 1996, the average pixel was 12 square meters, but today it is one square foot. Resolution determines visibility. High resolution images enforce design and project understanding onto the world. Low resolution images expose this mechanism. Mysteries happen on their gridded edges. They cannot participate in the illusion. Coach cannot put them in. To hide today means to be equal to or less than one pixel. To hide today means to not exist in pixels– to not be registered, scanned, captured, or shot in pixels. The lie of poor images is staged on a flimsy surface held upright on a soluble support.

Sisters and Brothers of Kinetic Art

SBK is a fictional youth performance art organization. It began in 2015 as a legitimizing vehicle to gain access to parades as a platform for presenting and discussing parafiction and performance within the spectacle of meaningless, celebratory, and commercial parades. It is an ongoing project with Kristina Pedersen. As a duo we forged a history of our organization, created a visual aesthetic around the misuse of corporate design, and applied for/apply to applicable parades. The goal of SBK is to provide contrasting performance to the commercial parade environment through absurd and banal creative practice.

logo, director profile, banner, and found images

sbkart.org
Kristina Pedersen