We are delighted to announce that our intervention and machinima Liberty City Crawl (Superman II) has been selected for the 25th Sheffield Doc/Fest (7-12 June) in the "Electric Avenues Shorts 2" feature. Our machinima will be shown on Monday June 11 at 7 pm.
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The Guardian has a great feature on the festival. Click here to read the preview.
We're happy to share our latest project. Gross Domestic Product is comprised of twelve miniature sculptures (layouts) made of wood and resin. This series is part of COLLEO' s ongoing exploration of trashscapes, i.e. the aesthetics of garbage in contemporary society, which includes CARSCAPES (2017) and YOU'RE IN A WONDERFUL COUNTRY (2016)
According to Joseph Beuys, everyone is an artist. COLLEO believes that everybody is a sculptor: waste is the artwork we produce on a daily basis. It's a genre of street art: trash is literally everywhere you look. It is known as litter, rubbish, garbage. On average, European citizens produce 480 kilograms of waste each year. In 2016, Danish produced 777 kg, Italians 495 kg (Source: Eurostat, 2017).
See the chart below for more information:
We are excited to announce the release of The Mythic Being in Liberty City, the fourth in a series by CONCRETE PRESS dedicated to our ongoing Grand Theft Auto IV interventions.
The book is now available in a limited edition of 99 copies and features 144 pages of text, illustrations in B&W and color, many of which have not been shared before.
It also includes a critical essay by critic and curator Dorothy R. Santos.
Below is the full synopsis:
The Mythic Being in Liberty City is a replay of Adrian Piper’s 1973 performance The Mythic Being entirely produced and (re)enacted within the virtual spaces of Grand Theft Auto IV’s digital replica of New York City. In 2016, COLL.EO replayed Piper’s performance within Liberty City. The original game, Grand Theft Auto IV, was modded and the main character, Niko Bellic, was replaced by a customized avatar of Adrian Piper/The Mythic Being. This limited edition book is a documentation of the performance, featuring a critical essay by Dorothy R. Santos and never seen before images.
Click here to read more about The Mythic Being in Liberty City.
We're delighted to announce that COLL.EO is one of the featured artists in the upcoming show RE/PLAY: REENACTMENT PRACTICES IN VIDEO GAMES, as part of the 2017 UCLA GAME FESTIVAL curated by Eddo Stern, Tyler Stefanich, and David O'Grady. The event takes place at the Hammer Museum on November 14, 2017.
We will be showing our 2017 GTA interventions Liberty City Crawl, starring an avatar of William Pope.L. RE/PLAY also features Pippin Barr (Ziv Schneider), Alan Butler (Ed Ruscha), Roc Herms (Ai Weiwei), Clint Enns (Chris Burden) and Angela Washko (Chantal Akerman).
"Every landscape is a trashscape." (Brian Thill, 2015)
Today we are introducing CARSCAPES, the first of a series of investigations into the aesthetics of the anthropocene. CARSCAPES are the effects of the medium of waste, i.e. the car.
The artwork consists of six layouts measuring 12" x 16" inches each. The whole sculpture measures 24" x 48" inches. It is made of wood, plastic, artificial grass, paint, foam.