Elliott Mickleburgh: XX.XX.XX (Under the Scene)
The 2020 SpallArt Prize Salzburg Award winner is presenting new work.
An advertisement is an image that has been selected from a litany of outtakes, influences, alternatives, and sketches. But whether we encounter this ‘final’ image on a billboard or smartphone, what we are seeing is not built up from its precursors, but is actually rendered down from all the visual matter that preceded it.
XX.XX.XX is a project that interprets the Annunciation through the eclectic materials that emerge during the production and representation of luxury commodities. By reworking this story of religious devotion through the stylized languages of fashion, XX.XX.XX explores the intersection between a longing for the ineffable and the lust for self-gratification.
Elliott Mickleburgh (*1990, Seattle) lives and works in London.