LENTO VIOLENTO
at TCB Gallery

03.03.2016 – 19.03.2016​

LENTO VIOLENTO (translated from Italian as ‘SLOW AND VIOLENT’), is a subtype of Hardcore and Electronic Dance Music, generally produced between the speeds of 70 and 120 BPM. This substyle of music incorporates a hard bass kickback, a hangover from Techno style and a placeholder for Hardstyle subset. The vocals and lyrics may or may not feature dark/acidic undertones.

This club is packed with bitchy behaviour and rude mind games paired with an unrelenting beat, consistent, militant — control group focus group togetherness, malicious intent…
 

..recontextualizing and shifting, some insertions, of visual information, borrowed from the formal, compositional and material language of visual merchandising, fashion and nightclubs, LENTO VIOLENTO suggests a menacing, albeit subdued violence — think ultra-ambient house music — not nice…the ambient toil reflects the valorization of aggression, a stillness of violence…
 

who… does this bitch… think she is…
 

… but On a larger scale, LENTO VIOLENTO investigates subcultures that display and uphold visual forms of affectual violence – to be torn, to be ripped, to be worn, to left to rot….cuddly ….current wayward identification politics are anchored by the frayed and dog-eared edges of mass cultural subconscious.

*** CATALOGUE ESSAY by JAKE SWINSON 
AVALIABLE HERE ***

LENTO VIOLENTO, 2016
Install shot

untitled (pile), 2016
sourced, borrowed, stolen and personal bags

wall decoration segment I, 2016
Dried lotus pod, bent nails, sequin

wall decoration segment II, 2016
Dried lotus pod segment, contact lens

wall decoration segment III, 2016
Dried lotus pod, sequins, thread

wall decoration segment VI, 2016
Dried lotus pod, wire, cardboard

LENTO VIOLENTO, 2016
Install shot

accessory/device, 2016
Pine planks, rope, imitation Blu-Tac, crab shell fragments

*** video coming soon **

Jake S.

Jake S.

Jake S.

Jake S.

Jake S.

Jake S.

Jake S.

Jake S.

Jack M.

Jack M.

Kon K.

Kon K.

Callan

Callan

Dom J.

Dom J.

Hana E.

Hana E.

Rebecca J.

Rebecca J.

Rebecca J.

Rebecca J.

Rebecca J.

Rebecca J.

Rebecca J.

Rebecca J.

Daniel A.

Daniel A.

Daniel A.

Daniel A.

Daniel A.

Daniel A.

Daniel A.

Daniel A.

Daniel A.

Daniel A.

Stui N.

Stui N.

Stui N.

Stui N.

Stui N.

Stui N.

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Carmen

Audrey S.

Audrey S.

Audrey

Audrey

Audrey S.

Audrey S.

Audrey S.

Audrey S.

Audrey S.

Audrey S.

Jessie K.

Jessie K.

James P.

James P.

Amber W.

Amber W.

Brennan O.

Brennan O.

Brennan O.

Brennan O.

Maddy R.

Maddy R.

Maddy R.

Maddy R.

Maddy R.

Maddy R.

Renee E.

Renee E.

Renee E.

Renee E.

Aden W.

Aden W.

Jack B.

Jack B.

Anne & Burkhard

Anne & Burkhard

Spencer L.

Spencer L.

Spencer L.

Spencer L.

Spencer L.

Spencer L.

IMG_6469

IMG_6469

Spencer L.

Spencer L.

Spencer L.

Spencer L.

Spencer L.

Spencer L.

Spencer L. (Rowan)

Spencer L. (Rowan)

Spencer L.

Spencer L.

Spencer L.

Spencer L.

Spencer L.

Spencer L.

Spencer L.

Spencer L.

Ander R.

Ander R.

Ander R.

Ander R.

Jess M.

Jess M.

Jess M.

Jess M.

Liam O.

Liam O.

Rudi

Rudi

Robbie S.

Robbie S.

Robbie S.

Robbie S.

Kate M.

Kate M.

Robbie S.

Robbie S.

Tash M.

Tash M.

Spencer L. (Rowan O.)

Spencer L. (Rowan O.)

Monica's Gallery

Monica's Gallery

Spencer

Spencer

Kate M.

Kate M.

Kate M.

Kate M.

Kate M.

Kate M.

Kate M.

Kate M.

Documentation courtesy of Sean Peoples