Im Schatten der Made, 2010


Lambda print.

15.70 x 10.90 in

39.9 x 27.7 cm

Edition of 100

Signed and numbered by the artist.

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15.70 x 10.90 in

39.9 x 27.7 cm

Edition of 100


    About The Work

    In Bock’s installation a modified mobile home lands like an alien space ship in the middle of The Curve, where it docks with parasitic structures suspended from the ceiling. These make-shift architectural structures house various enterprises: a pub, a noodle restaurant and shops. Resembling a utopian, plug-in city constructed of found materials and handmade elements, the installation alludes to the original plan for the Barbican’s Frobisher Crescent which was to include a shopping arcade one level above The Curve. Live performances by Bock and other actors periodically animate the installation and can be viewed on screens in the gallery.

    The still from Bock’s film Im Schatten der Made shows Bock’s deftness at blending high art and low entertainment. The film’s style imitates 1920’s German Expressionist filmmaking, and the sets allude to Picasso’s Guernica, but the props and narrative are nonsensical in a way only Bock can do.

    About John Bock

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