CHRIS BARKER

 

STORMTROOPERS

Stormtroopers is just tounge in cheek fun.  In an age where the very idea of original, divergent, mainstream cinema is free-falling amid a sea of spreadsheets, demographic surveys, audience analysis, data-driven design, and other pot-stirring, this work has a laugh.  Like the image of the skull that floats in Hans Holbiens Ambassadors compelling us to look at our mortality, this work inserts Andrew Ainsworth's malevolent design as a watcher over the history of cinema,  holding it at gunpoint,making sure that even memory falls into line.  The titles of each work are drawn from a quote from a protagonist pictured in the image.  Each title siphons new flows of meaning regarding our relationship with technology. This is an ongoing series.  Suggestions welcome.

Chris Barker. The future Mr Gittes, the future.  Digital Print, Stormtroopers Series, 2009-

Chris Barker. All right, freeze! Nobody move.  Digital Print, Stormtroopers Series, 2009-

Chris Barker. I feel like a defective typewriter.  Digital Print, Stormtroopers Series, 2009-

Chris Barker. I guess that's where everyone meets Mitch.  Digital Print, Stormtroopers Series, 2009-

Chris Barker. He never dares cut the rope and be free.  Digital Print, Stormtroopers Series, 2009-

Chris Barker. That's a Smith and Wesson, and You've had your six.  Digital Print, Stormtroopers Series, 2009-

Chris Barker. As long as you're chained to me, you'll lie wherever I lie.  Digital Print, Stormtroopers Series, 2009-

Chris Barker. I have learned to tell the difference between reality and hallucinations.  Digital Print, Stormtroopers Series, 2009-

Chris Barker. Maybe you'd like to pull the switch?  Digital Print, Stormtroopers Series, 2009-