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Joe Nanashe

Just the Tip Study, 2015

Oil pastel on paper
12 × 16 in
30.5 × 40.6 cm
Under $1,000
location
Brooklyn, New York
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Joe Nanashe
American, b. 1979
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Joe Nanashe’s videos, photographs, and drawings explore the corporeal effects of languages and actions, using monotonous repetition to alter the perception of words and gestures and question their relation to contexts. His 2007 film Internet Alphabet captures a cursor scrolling through categories of pornography on the Internet. An automated voice reads the words highlighted by the cursor: “College,” “German,” “Limousine,” “Police,” in a disaffected electronic tone. In all of his work, he probes the notion that words and bodies are empty vessels that can be easily manipulated to different ends. “These words are meant to change you. To shape you,” Nanashe has said. “I want to make you different than you were. Communication implies a need to control, to inform, to shape.”

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Joe Nanashe
American, b. 1979
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Joe Nanashe’s videos, photographs, and drawings explore the corporeal effects of languages and actions, using monotonous repetition to alter the perception of words and gestures and question their relation to contexts. His 2007 film Internet Alphabet captures a cursor scrolling through categories of pornography on the Internet. An automated voice reads the words highlighted by the cursor: “College,” “German,” “Limousine,” “Police,” in a disaffected electronic tone. In all of his work, he probes the notion that words and bodies are empty vessels that can be easily manipulated to different ends. “These words are meant to change you. To shape you,” Nanashe has said. “I want to make you different than you were. Communication implies a need to control, to inform, to shape.”

Joe Nanashe

Just the Tip Study, 2015

Oil pastel on paper
12 × 16 in
30.5 × 40.6 cm
Under $1,000
location
Brooklyn, New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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