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About assume vivid astro focus

Since 2001, when Eli Sudbrack and Christophe Hamaide-Pierson formed assume vivid astro focus, museums, galleries, and public spaces worldwide have been set aflame with the duo’s image-laden, neon-bright, Carnavalesque installations. Fusing drawing, sculpture, collage, video, music, and performance, assume vivid astro focus creates immersive spaces expressive of a lust for life and a belief in the “freedom to share/spread/absorb/assume/contaminate/inseminate/devour.” Abundant and irresistible, the pair’s work also poses challenges—to restrictions of speech and civil rights and to rigid classifications of identity.

Founded 2001, based in New York, Paris and São Paulo