📄 Happy Ending
Happy Ending' was created to exhibit a more abstract and challenging style of work from Director Ryan Renshaw. Upon completion of the video component the project was sent out to Brisbane creatives to view and they were invited to participate in building the directors statement by contributing a sentence at a time to create the statement which would be used when sending the work to film festivals and exhibiting online.
Ryan wrote the first line of the statement and this was then sent to a number of creatives who had expressed interest in participating. They then add their own sentence to the statement and line by line the following masterpiece was born.
‘Happy Ending’ | Directors Statement
In 1997 magician/psychic, Uri Geller tried to help Second Division football club Exeter City win a crucial end of season game by placing "energy-infused" crystals behind the goals at Exeter's ground (Exeter lost the game 5–1). Although made famous by his spoon-bending theatrics throughout the 1970’s and 80’s, Geller was unable to ever successfully bend a fork.
A decade later, street artist Moda was briefly hailed as the new Geller until it was revealed his world-first ‘chopstick bending illusion’ was a prank involving a small snake painted in a faux wood-grain pattern.
But beyond the negative crystal energy and rigid fork failures of Geller and the fake snake illusions of Moda, there is still a strong belief that within the mono spectrum of contemporary human endeavours we can reverse our slide down the staircase of a degenerating DNA by harnessing the power of our id.
Both the convex and concave complexity of the bent spoon is explored as a reflection of the duplicitous ambiguity of Geller and Moda; the fine line between artist and conman in a post-truth world.
Basically it’s all just a metaphor for rooting. And art. But mostly rooting.
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