Depart Foundation presents its first solo exhibition of works by South African-Italian artist Cameron Platter. Curated by Camilla Querin, U-SAVED-ME is on view from June 23 to September 24, 2016.
//Open Door //Sit Down //Order Whiskey //Stand //Get Rose //Give Whiskey //Open Door//Read Graffiti //Read Graffiti //Read Graffiti //Read Graffiti //Look Sink //Get Ring //Sit //Stand //Open Door //Knock //Ken Sent Me //Use Remote //Change Channel //Change Channel //Change Channel //Change Channel //Change Channel //Change Channel //Change Channel //Change Channel //Get Candy //Open Window //Climb Out //Get Hammer //Climb Out //Call Taxi //Get In //Casino //Pay Driver //Get Out //Look Ashtray //Get Card //Use Slot Machine //Buy Apple //Call Taxi //Get In //Store //Pay Driver //Get Out //Look Phone //Dial Phone //555-6969 //Eve //Eyes //Play Monopoly //Left Elbow //White Thong //Dial Phone //209-683-6858 //Get Wine //Get Magazine //Read Magazine //Buy Protection //Ribbed //Colored //Lubricated //Striped //Peppermint //Answer Phone //Give Man Wine //Show Card //Sit //Look Fawn //Talk Fawn //Give Candy //Give Ring //Give Rose //Dance //Stand //Look Fawn //Give Money //Stand //Call Taxi //Get In //Casino //Pay Driver //Get Out //Talk Man //Open Door //Get Married //Press Four //Knock //Turn On Radio //Talk Fawn //Open Door //Press One //Call Taxi //Get In //Store //Pay Driver //Get Out //Dial Phone //555-8039 //Wine //Honeymoon Suite At Casino //Call Taxi //Get In //Casino //Pay Driver //Get Out //Press Four //Knock //Pour Wine //Get In Bed //Cut Rope With Knife //Take Rope //Use Slot Machine //Call Taxi //Get In //Bar //Pay Driver //Get Out //Knock //Ken Sent Me //Remove Clothes //Use Protection //Get In Bed //Remove Protection //Climb Out Window //Tie Rope To Larry //Tie Rope To Balcony //Climb Over Balcony //Smash Window With Hammer //Get Pills //Go Back //Untie Rope //Climb Out //Call Taxi //Get In //Casino //Pay Driver //Get Out //Push Eight //Look Faith //Give Her Pills //Look Desk //Push Button //Open Door //Look //Get Doll //Inflate Doll //Use Doll //Use Doll //Undress //Get In Jacuzzi //Look Eve //Talk Eve //Give Her Apple
– Text by Tim Leibbrandt
U-SAVED-ME is Cameron Platter’s first solo exhibition in the United States, featuring work made over a two-year period. Comprising video, sound, sculpture, tapestry, and drawings, the works in the exhibition cohere to form an immersive installation that captures the artist’s eclectic and multi-disciplinary approach to research and art making.
Blurring the distinction between high and low, Platter’s work appropriates, references, and filters, in a highly personal and idiosyncratic way, the enormous amounts of information available to us today. U-SAVED-ME draws on sources as disparate as R. Kelly, fast food, Constantin Brâncuși, historical South African artists and Arts and Crafts movements, LSD, landscape, Deepak Chopra, poetry, interracial pornography, cheese curls, advertising, therapy, psycho-collage, and consumerism.
NERO has published a book that combines images, text, and poetry to accompany the exhibition.