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NEW SENSATIONS: A CHANNEL 4 PRIZE FOR SAATCHI ONLINE 2010 UK GRADUATES

 
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Samuel Fouracre
(38 years old. Born in United Kingdom. Lives in: London)
Royal College of Art

I embrace the spectacle, engaging, replicating and appropriating the vocabularies of community and desire utilised by popular brands. While constructing the identity of the artist as celebrity I explore my own vanities, picking up mementos as I go. I act as a cultural stalker, obsessed with representations of beautiful women, hypnotized by objects of male desire and seduced by the authority of convention. I reassert the sexu ...[more]
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4 Sensations would offer me the opportunity to realise a video project that would be impossible to achieve without financial support. In my degree show I exhibited one of a series of photographs of the artist as celebrity, shamelessly associating myself with the American Apparel brand in order to encourage the current youth trend to engage with my art. I would like to expand this project by referencing a number of high-end fashion photo shoots (Gucci, Ralph Lauren etc). However, rather than replicating the image in the same media I will shoot the scene on HDV and in real-time. The effect would be a logical extension of Warhol’s screen-tests and resemble a moving lifestyle portrait. We will observe the artist and models holding a pose and document how long we can present the surface of desirability before the cracks begin to show.
Currently I would like to show the project as a video installation. The video will be shown rather like the advertisements one can see on the escalators of the London underground, where the same advert is synched and shown across a run of 20 screens.
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